157680 - Mr Gregory Campbell - 26-Jun-2018 (Answered)

Mr Gregory Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if she will undertake a review of the (a) procedures and (b) conditions for designated days on which the Union Flag is flown from Government buildings in Northern Ireland.

Mr Shailesh Vara

The flying of flags on Northern Ireland government buildings is regulated by The Flags (Northern Ireland) Order 2000, and The Flags Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000, as amended in 2002, which specifies the buildings and the days on which the Union flag can be flown. There are no current plans to review how this legislation operates in regulating flag flying at Northern Ireland government buildings.