§ 78. Major NEVEN-SPENCE
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in order to remove doubts on the subject, 1512 he will say whether there is any objection to the flying of the lion rampant flag by His Majesty's subjects in Scotland?
There is no objection to the display of the lion rampant flag by His Majesty's subjects as a mark of loyalty to the Sovereign. At one time objection was taken on heraldic grounds, to the display of this flag. It became apparent, however, that the lion rampant flag made a strong appeal to Scottish sentiment; and in September, 1934, a Royal Warrant was issued to Lyon King of Arms directing that henceforth no official cognisance should be taken of the display of this flag as a mark of loyalty by His Majesty's loyal subjects.
§ Mr. MATHERS
Does that mean that all objection to the flying of that flag anywhere in Scotland has been removed, or what is meant by the condition "as a mark of loyalty to the Sovereign"?
I think it means exactly what it says. The Royal Warrant directs that there is no objection to the display of this flag as a mark of loyalty to the Sovereign. I do not think the hon. Member can expect me to enter into a discussion of any other purpose to which it might conceivably be put.