Consultation on changes to flag flying policy: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

FOI reference: FOI/18/00260
Date received: 24 January 2018
Date responded: 21 February 2018

Information requested

1. Who did the First Minister consult in 2010 over the changes to the policy that covers "Days for hoisting flags on buildings of the Scottish Government?"

2. What was the details of the consultation?

3. Why was the practice changed in 2010 but the policy wasn't updated until 2017?


I will answer each of your questions in the order you asked.

1. As the previous First Minister made clear in his press statement of 24 January 2018, he discussed this matter with Her Majesty The Queen in 2010. I include a link to Mr Salmond's press statement for your information.

2. I enclose a copy of the information you requested and subsequent correspondence on the topic.

3. The flag flying policy was changed in 2010 and has remained unaltered since then.

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