Monday, February 20, 2006

EU Flag. No plans to change guidance?

I thought that there were proposals to change the guidance underway...I wonder if Lord Davies has been correctly briefed?
I suggest he puts a call in to Prescott at the ODPM.

Feb 16th 2006 Lords Hansard.

EU: Flag

Lord Dykes asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Whether they will take steps to display the European Union flag alongside the British flag on more government buildings; and whether they will discuss such a proposal with the authorities in both Houses of Parliament and with the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly. [HL3899]

Lord Davies of Oldham: The flag of the European Union is flown on Europe Day, 9 May, on all government buildings in England that have two or more flagpoles, provided it is flown alongside the union flag, with the union flag in a superior position. The number of flag-poles on government buildings is the responsibility of the individual departments. There are no plans at present to change this guidance.

But are we talking flags or flagpoles?

EU Flag
Lord Pearson of Rannoch asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they have any proposals to legalise the flying of the European Union flag; if so, when these
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proposals will be brought forward; and in what form. [HL2787]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (Baroness Andrews): As previously announced the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister will shortly be consulting on new draft Control of Advertisements Regulations which will include a provision to allow the EU flag to be flown without having to apply to the local authority for express consent. All national flags already benefit from this exemption. We expect the new Control of Advertisements Regulations to come into force in 2006.

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