HC Deb 29 November 1996 vol 286 cc407-8W
Ms Roseanna Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the regulations which govern which flag flies over Edinburgh castle; what plans he has to alter these regulations to ensure that the Saltire or the Lion Rampant flies over Edinburgh castle while the Stone of Scone rests in the castle; and if he will make a statement. [5944]

Mr. Soames

[holding answer 26 November 1996]The rules governing flag flying over Army flag stations such as Edinburgh castle are set out in Queen's regulations for the Army. These state the type, size and occasions on which flags are to be flown. I have no plans to amend these regulations. The Saltire will fly from the Half Moon battery at Edinburgh castle on Saint Andrew's day and for the forseeable future thereafter.