Union Flag outside Police Buildings (848A/20)
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like to know what direction has been given by West Midlands Police to ensure that the Union Flag is flown outside police buildings including Lloyd House on, and on how many:
1) days designated by DCMS for Union Flag Flying,
2) non-designated days, in 2019 and 2020.
Furthermore, can you name and give a number breakdown of how many times non-Union Flags (to include regional flags, LGBT flag and the Commonwealth flag) have been flown by the force outside of West Midlands Police buildings.
Please be advised that we do not keep records of such direction so unfortunately we are unable to directly answer these questions. However, in order to assist, we follow the guidance of the Department of Media, Culture and Sport. Where the Force has two flag poles, both the Force and the Union Flag are flown. Where there is only one flagpole, generally only the Force Flag is flown.