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Union Flag

Volume 403: debated on Monday 14 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will issue guidance to state-funded schools on flying the Union Flag on a daily basis. [108669]

It is for schools and governing bodies to make decisions about the flying of the Union Flag. There are no plans to provide guidance to schools on this issue. Pupils may learn about the Union Flag through the National Curriculum, in particular in citizenship education which became statutory for 11 to 16-year-olds in September 2002. Pupils will have the opportunity to explore the unique qualities that are part of the shared identities of the countries of the United Kingdom.