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Trooping the Colour

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how the Government will be represented at this year’s Trooping the Colour. (78861)

Trooping the Colour at the Queen’s birthday parade is organised by Headquarters The Household Division. They do not allocate tickets to individual Members of the Government, but blocks of seats are allocated to the Prime Minister’s Office and to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The Ministry of Defence was represented by the Armed Forces Minister.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the (a) flag of the Commonwealth and (b) personal Commonwealth flag of Her Majesty the Queen will be displayed at this year's Trooping the Colour. (78862)

For Trooping of the Colour, the flags of all 53 countries currently in the Commonwealth are flown in Horseguards Road. The flag of the Commonwealth and the personal Commonwealth flag of Her Majesty are not flown.