The law on flying the flag

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From: GK Denton, Oaklands Drive, Willerby.

with reference to the letter from John Garside (Yorkshire Post, April 28) about flying the flag, why only on St George’s Day? I fly a St George’s flag on the summer house in my back garden every day of the year.

Some while ago I contacted the local council for permission to fly a flag above the Conservative Party’s HQ in the Haltemprice and Howden constituency of David Davis.

The reply included the following: “I wish to inform you that the display of a national flag of any country does not require consent under Schedule 2 Class 1 of the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regulation providing: a) each flag is to be displayed on a single vertical flagstaff and b) neither the flag nor the flagstaff may display any advertisement or subject matter additional to the design of the flag.”

Taylor’s bill

From: SR Dunkerley, Woodland View, Eastrington, Goole.

WITH reference to Charles Taylor who has been convicted for crimes agaist humanity, Peter Hyde is quite correct (Yorkshire Post, May 1). Who foots the bill for him being detained in a British prison?

The Government has a complete file on this evil person from way back when he stole from the people and government of Liberia. He absconded to the USA prior to returning to Africa and commencement of his African evil escapades.

This person should not be permitted to enter the United Kingdom to live the life of Riley at the expense of the British taxpayer.

Bonus question

From: R Clarkson, Grosvenor Park, Leeds.

HAVING just read that staff at Ofgem are being paid a bonus, would it be possible for someone to explain why?