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Parliament Square (Flagstaffs)

Volume 929: debated on Monday 28 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment on which dates and occasions flagpoles will be erected in Parliament Square during the course of the current year; and what is the total cost of each such operation.

Thirty-six Commonwealth flags were flown from 11th to 21st March for Commonwealth Day at an estimated cost of £5,700. The annual Europe Day display will be flown during the first week of May, and special Jubilee display of either Union Jacks or Commonwealth flags will be flown from June to September. The total cost of the Europe Day and the Jubilee displays will be about £7,000. The annual United Nations display will be flown during the last week of October at an estimated cost of £2,200.