To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what process his Department follows when a request is made to fly a political campaign flag at one of or all of its sites.
20 July 2017
Government policy on the flying of flags on Government buildings is owned by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and Ministry of Defence (MOD) regulations are set out in Queen's Regulations. These regulations do not include the flying of political campaign flags at MOD sites. The Department has flown the following non-national and non-military flags at Whitehall and other sites over the last three years:
Rainbow Flag - annually during Pride Fortnight and other Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender events
Transgender Flag - annually on 31 March.
In addition, the Army routinely flies the Armed Forces Day Flag at all Army sites to mark Armed Forces Day.