Flags and Heraldry APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 21/04/2021

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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.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.

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Recent Documents related to Flags and Heraldry

1. Flags and Heraldry
30/07/2015 - APPGs

Found: and flags associated with the UK, British territories, dependencies, the Commonwealth, heraldry, British

2. 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

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

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

5. Guidance on flying the Union Flag
26/03/2021 - Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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Found: occasions where other flags may wish to be flown, such as the national flags of the constituent nations

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
24/03/2021 - Written Statements

1: union, heritage and pride.Currently, Union flags are only required to be flown on all UK Government - Speech Link

4. 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

5. 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

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. 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.

4. 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.

5. Schools: Flags
asked by: Tom Hunt
27/04/2021
... what plans the Government has to make the flying of the Union Flag compulsory at all schools.

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
Philip Hollobone Portrait
Philip Hollobone
Vice Chair
Conservative - Kettering
Joined: 30th July 2015
1 APPG Membership
Tunisia
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 10th October 2018
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