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Commission's Flag

Volume 463: debated on Monday 21 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Agriculture for what reason it has been considered necessary to design a special flag for the Forestry Commission; how many such flags have been made; and on what occasions they are to be flown.

The main reason for designing a special flag for the Forestry Commission is that it will have a useful publicity value. One such flag has been made and an additional twelve, of smaller size, are on order. They will be flown from Government premises whenever appropriate.

Can the hon. Gentleman tell us what is the publicity value of the Forestry Commission flying a flag, particularly in view of what my hon. Friend the Member for Banbury (Mr. Dodds-Parker) has just said about the flagpole? Would he consider at least flying this flag in a more populous place?

The flag will not be flown merely at the one centre in the New Forest. The Forestry Commission has many exhibits at agricultural shows, and it will not be the only exhibitor at those shows flying a distinctive flag.

Can the Minister say which came first, the flag in this Question or the pole in the previous Question?