The Flags (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

These Regulations are made under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. They amend legislation which makes provision for when flags may be flown on government buildings and court houses in Northern Ireland. In particular the Regulations remove the requirement to fly the Union flag, and where a building has two flagpoles, the European flag, on Europe Day (May 9th).

Sifting committee recommendation

The sifting committee disagreed with the government and recommended that this statutory instrument should be debated in parliament.

Statutory instrument

The Flags (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Explanatory memorandum

The Flags (Northern Ireland) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018

Published 25 July 2018
Last updated 20 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. The Regulations have been before the Parliamentary sifting committees as proposed negative and have been upgraded to the affirmative procedure
  2. First published.