HC Deb 11 June 2002 vol 386 c1194W
Tim Loughton

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what arrangements her Department has made to celebrate(a) St Patrick's Day, (h) St George's Day, (c) St Andrew's Day and (d) Her Majesty the Queen's Golden Jubilee; and how her Department celebrated St David's Day. [42304]

Yvette Cooper

I apologise for the delay in replying. This was due to an administrative oversight. I refer the hon. Member to the reply the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport gave to the hon. Member for Suffolk, South (Mr. Yeo) in response to his question of 30 January 2002,Official Report, 11 February 2002, columns 58–59W.

The Department flies the Union flag on certain days of the year known as 'named days'. 'Named days' include St David's Day (in Wales), St George's Day (in England), St Andrew's Day (in Scotland), but not St Patrick's Day.

The Union flag was flown on Coronation Day (2 June) as this was a 'named day'.

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