§ Mr. H. JOHNSTONE
asked the President of the Board of Trade how many naturalised British subjects have been forced to register changes of name under the Registration of Business Names Act, 1916; and how many naturalised British subjects have been prosecuted for failure to state on their business papers their nationality of origin?
The particulars asked for in the first part of the question are not available, and could only be obtained at the expense of considerable labour which I do not think would be justified. In reply to the second part of the question, proceedings have been instituted by the Board of Trade under Section 18 of the Registration of Business Names Act, 1916 against 12 naturalised British subjects far failure to disclose their nationality of origin on business letters, etc, as required by that Section. In addition, proceedings have been instituted by the Board of Trade against, three companies under Section 2 (2) of the Companies (Particulars as to Directors) Act, 1917, for failure to comply with 2261W the same requirement in respect of five naturalised British subjects who were directors of the companies in question.