65. Mr. FOOT
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the operation of the Registration of Business Names Act involves the Treasury in an annual loss; if so, what is the extent of this annual loss; and whether he will consider the advantage of terminating this registration by the repeal of the Act or other wise?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The deficit for the year 1921 amounted to £3,383. The Government propose to introduce legislation which will enable the fees to be increased, so that this service may be rendered self-supporting.