HC Deb 23 February 1959 vol 600 cc121-2W
Mr. Gower

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will make a statement on the Welsh flag.

Mr. H. Brooke

In March, 1953, The Queen was graciously pleased to approve that the Red Dragon Badge, which was appointed as a Royal Badge for Wales over 150 years ago, should be honourably augmented and, further, that when represented on a flag the Royal Badge might be shown with or without the augmentation. I now have it in command from the Queen to say that Her Majesty has been pleased to direct that in future only the Red Dragon on a green and white flag, and not the flag carrying the augmented Royal Badge, shall be flown on Government buildings in Wales and, where appropriate, in London; and my right hon. Friend the Minister of Works will make arrangements accordingly. The augmented Royal Badge will, of course, continue in use for other purposes.