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Departmental Flags

Volume 504: debated on Monday 18 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2010, Official Report, column 951W, on departmental flags, whether any EU flags were purchased by his Department in each of the last five years. (311552)

Three EU flags have been purchased in the UK since 2008, one in 2008 and two in 2009. Prior to 2008 the Foreign and Commonwealth Office contracted an external contractor to provide a flag raising service and therefore did not buy flags.

Details of flags purchased overseas are not held centrally and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.