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BELUM.W2022.65, Ulster Museum Collection

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Rainbow Flag being donated to Ulster Musem

Gifted by HMRC, this is the first Rainbow flag to be flown from a Government building in Northern Ireland. It was hoped that by raising the flag on Pride weekend, HMRC would demonstrate how they reflect the diversity of society that they serve. After much effort and research into legal requirements under the Flag Regulations (2000) Northern Ireland, and discussions with HMRC Estates; Cabinet Office; Northern Ireland Office; Northern Ireland Government Offices in Stormont; Parades Commission; and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, the flag was flown at HMRC offices in Custom House Square, Belfast, on 1st August 2014.