HC Deb 14 April 1920 vol 127 c1678
59. Mr. GWYNNE

asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade whether the Registrar of Companies acts on any rules or principles in using the wide discretion which he at present exercises in consenting or refusing to register companies; if so, what these principles are, seeing that he has refused to register the Imperial Hotel, Eastbourne, Limited, on the grounds that this company has no justification for including such words in its title, while such companies as the Imperial and Foreign Corporation, the Imperial and General Securities, the Imperial Cold Storage, the Imperial Direct Line, the Imperial London Hotels, the Imperial Paper Mills, the Imperial Tobacco Company, and the Imperial and Canada Company have all been registered since this discretion was placed in his hand; whether any of the latter are under Royal patronage or have connection with the Government; and, if so, which?


I am consulting with the Registrar of Companies in this matter, and will shortly communicate again with my hon. Friend.

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