"The Nineteenth century saw a great Springtime of Nations as the revolutions of 1848 saw new countries created the length and breadth of Europe. In our world today we are now seeing our own Spring Awakening with people and cultures that have long been dormant and subdued asserting their right to exist, their right to dream." Adam Price MP
Monday, 6 August 2007
Flag Flying Policy - Cardiff
From: Barlow, Ian Sent: 06 August 2007 09:31 Subject: RE: Flag Policy
In relation to the buildings managed by me, flags are flown at two - County Hall and City Hall. In the case of County Hall, the Union Flag, Welsh Flag and County Council Flag are flown, in the case of City Hall the Union Flag and Welsh Flag are flown from the two roof top Flag Poles, the County Council Flag is flown from the Portico and a range of other flags, including that of the European Union, are flown in the surrounding area.
I am unaware of any change in the flag flying policy applying in Scotland, however the situation is that Wales ( and indeed Scotland ) remains part of the United Kingdom and accordingly it is quite appropriate and proper to fly the Union Flag at public buildings. I have received no contrary advice from the United Kingdom Government nor from the National Assembly of Wales - which continues to fly the Union Flag amongst others at its Cardiff Bay office.
In view of the sensitivity of this issue any decision to cease flying the Union Flag would I suggest need to be taken at member level within the County Council.
Supplied by "Tirion". Diolch yn fawr
Q.) WHERE IS WALES IN THE UNION FLAG? A.) SUBSUMED IN THE CROSS OF St GEORGE!