HC Deb 03 April 1922 vol 152 c1840
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?


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.