||<p>I would like all councils to celebrate their historic counties, and local events
to mark Historic County Flags Day on 23 July would be an excellent way to do that.
We will shortly be publishing guidance, a copy of which I sent earlier this year to
the leaders of county councils and unitary counties, to help local authorities celebrate
their counties’ proud histories and identities, including by celebrating Historic
County Flags Day and the flying of Historic County Flags. I am also considering other
ways in which we can raise the profile of Historic County Flags Day.</p>