CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

POINT OF ORDER – THE EU FLAG – 9 May 2011

Dr Julian Lewis: On a point of order, Mr Speaker. It was very reassuring, on entering the Palace of Westminster today, to see the flag of the United Kingdom flying from Victoria tower. Given that the European Union has apparently been issuing orders that the EU flag should be flown over public buildings and a photograph sent to Brussels to prove that it has been done, can you tell the House whether you received any such instruction and what your reaction would have been had you received it?

Mr Speaker: I did not, and I will not speculate on matters hypothetical. I have a hunch that that observation was aimed less at the House and more at the Lymington Times.

Dr Lewis: And the Southern Daily Echo.

Mr Speaker: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for his sedentary correction.