HC Deb 16 December 1999 vol 341 cc278-9W
Mr. McNamara

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on what days of the year it is(a) required and (b) permitted for the Union flag to be flown from (i) Government buildings, (ii) headquarters of public bodies, (iii) police stations and (iv) schools. [101708]

Mr. Alan Howarth

[holding answer 15 December 1999]: There are currently 20 appointed days each year when it is required, by command of Her Majesty the

Appointed days
6 February Her Majesty's Accession
19 February Birth of the Duke of York
1 March St. David's Day (in Wales only)
10 March Birthday of The Earl of Wessex
March (second Monday) Commonwealth day
21 April Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen
23 April St. George's Day (in England only)
9 May Europe Day
2 June Coronation Day
June (date to be notified) Official Celebration of Her Majesty's Birthday
10 June Birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh
4 August Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
15 August Birthday of the Princess Royal
21 August Birthday of the Princess Margaret
November (second Sunday) Remembrance Day
14 November Birthday of the Prince of Wales
20 November Her Majesty's Wedding Day
30 November St. Andrew's Day (in Scotland only)
also The day of the opening of a Session of the Houses of Parliament by Her Majesty
The day of the prorogation of a Session of the Houses of Parliament by Her Majesty

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