Flags and Heraldry APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To promote the flying of the Union Flag and flags associated with the UK, British territories, dependencies, the Commonwealth, heraldry, British symbols and related issues.

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Recent Documents related to Flags and Heraldry

1. The Friends of St John's Churchyard - written evidence
10/07/2019 - Inquiry: Lessons from the First World War Centenary - Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
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Found: local branch of the Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society) which records everyone who is buried

2. BATTLE OF PRESTON, 1715
22/10/2015 - Early Day Motions

Found: Central Lancashire and Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society to commemorate the Battle of Preston in

3. Flags (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020
23/09/2020 - Secondary Legislation

Found: laid before Parliament under Article 4(5) of the Flags (Northern Ireland) Order 2000 for approval by resolution

4. Flags flown at half mast for Sri Lanka victims
22/04/2019 - Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street (Number 10)
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Found: Flags flown at half mast for Sri Lanka victims - GOV.UK

5. Flags flown at half mast for Sri Lanka victims
22/04/2019 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: Flags flown at half mast for Sri Lanka victims - GOV.UK

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Flags and Heraldry

1. Tributes
17/12/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: Robert’s greatest passion is heraldry. He is the chairman of the Heraldry Society. He used his expertise - Speech Link

2. Flags (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020
03/11/2020 - Grand Committee

1: union flag and, in certain circumstances, other flags must be flown on government buildings and courthouses - Speech Link
2: protocol was issued in relation to the display of flags in public areas, and later in 2011, the consultation - Speech Link

3. Flags (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
03/04/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: such flag flying are set in statute; namely, the Flags Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000. The power to - Speech Link
2: there is no value in prohibiting the flying of flags in Northern Ireland on Europe Day, which celebrates - Speech Link
3: week. I completely understand that the flying of flags in Northern Ireland is highly sensitive and contentious - Speech Link
4: not extremely sympathetic to the concerns about flags in the north of Ireland. There is no doubt that - Speech Link
5: I recognise the importance and sensitivity of flags in Northern Ireland. When we debated this in Grand - Speech Link
6: Speaker there, I had to negotiate the question of flags, particularly whenever Her Majesty was coming. I - Speech Link

4. Exiting the European Union (Armorial Bearings, Ensigns and Flags)
20/03/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: deletion of flag-flying designated days under the Flags (Northern Ireland) Order 2000. Will he commit to - Speech Link
2: rest of the United Kingdom, the decision on what flags should fly on Government buildings is based on a - Speech Link
3: emotion that is always associated with the flying of flags. There is one arrangement when City Hall and Parliament - Speech Link

5. Flags (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
25/03/2019 - Grand Committee

1: buildings in Northern Ireland is regulated by the Flags Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2000. These regulations - Speech Link
2: undesirable and unnecessary. None of us can deny that flags in Northern Ireland are a very sensitive issue. - Speech Link
3: was present in the debate when we discussed the flags issue in the first place. In the House of Commons - Speech Link
4: addressed in that was the unofficial flying of flags in outdoor spaces such as on lamp-posts and so on - Speech Link
5: of Europe. If it is the union flag, or the two flags, then that is perfectly all right. Why do we have - Speech Link
6: in Northern Ireland—as anywhere else in the UK—flags are a sensitive issue. They are heavily regulated - Speech Link

6. Business of the House
08/05/2014 - Commons Chamber

1: interestingly, not during the recent Irish state visit—flags of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom - Speech Link
2: has a considerable interest in heraldry as well.Currently the flags of the Commonwealth are flown - Speech Link

7. Regional Flags: Driving Licences and Number Plates
19/04/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the use of regional flags on driving licences and number plates.It - Speech Link
2: motorists are allowed to display a greater variety of flags on number plates at their own cost. That could then - Speech Link

8. Business without Debate
03/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

9. Proscription of Hezbollah
25/01/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: al-Quds day parade in London displayed Hezbollah flags, causing great offence to many, especially in the - Speech Link
2: Hezbollah protesters routinely display Hezbollah flags on the streets of London at events such as al-Quds - Speech Link
3: march at that al-Quds event, some marchers held flags with small stickers attached to them stating:“I - Speech Link
4: who spoke at the event. We witnessed the yellow flags of Hezbollah, which feature a large green assault - Speech Link

10. Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism
26/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: at the annual Al-Quds rally we will not see the flags of this antisemitic organisation continue to be - Speech Link
2: wear any clothing or carry any articles, including flags, which will arouse reasonable suspicion that an - Speech Link
3: interfere because people claim that the Hezbollah flags they are carrying relate to the political wing of - Speech Link
4: Hezbollah as well. When it comes to displaying flags, clothing or any item that might be connected with - Speech Link
5: display its symbols in public and to brandish them on flags and clothes to indicate or encourage support. Earlier - Speech Link
6: going to do so. It has nothing to do with waving flags in the United Kingdom. All I am saying is that there - Speech Link
7: if the whole organisation was proscribed, those flags could not be flown. Is the Home Secretary sure that - Speech Link
8: proscription and end the annual travesty of the flags of an antisemitic terror group being paraded on - Speech Link
9: military, but the political wing—following the flags on demonstrations in the centre of London and the - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Flags and Heraldry
1. Treasury: Flags
asked by: Philip Davies
05/03/2020
... (c) Scottish Saltire and (d) flag of Wales has been flown from the headquarters of his Department in London in each year since 2015.

2. Treasury: Flags
asked by: Philip Davies
05/03/2020
... (c) Scottish Saltire and (d) Flag of Wales flags his Department owns.

3. Coronavirus: Flags
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
13/05/2020
... whether he plans to implement an official NHS flag in recognition of health workers during the covid-19 outbreak.

4. Roads: Flags
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
09/06/2020
... what steps he is taking to ensure that the St George's Cross is flown at the side of all major road crossings into England.

5. Ports: Flags
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
12/11/2018
... whether he has plans to ensure that the Red Ensign is flown at British ports after the UK leaves the EU.

Latest Questions
10 Current APPG Officers
Lord West of Spithead Portrait
Lord West of Spithead
Co-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Tom Randall Portrait
Tom Randall
Vice Chair
Conservative - Gedling
Joined: 24th February 2020
2 APPG Memberships
Axial Spondyloarthritis , East Midlands
Philip Hollobone Portrait
Philip Hollobone
Vice Chair
Conservative - Kettering
Joined: 30th July 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Andrew Rosindell MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8475.

Email: andrew.rosindell.mp@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Flags and Heraldry APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Flags and Heraldry APPG

Former APPG Officers
Tom Watson Portrait
Tom Watson
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for West Bromwich East
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Dodds of Duncairn Portrait
Lord Dodds of Duncairn
Vice Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Dodds of Duncairn Portrait
Lord Dodds of Duncairn
Vice Chair
Democratic Unionist Party - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships