HC Deb 20 February 1939 vol 344 cc44-5W
Mr. Alan Herbert

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that certain person associated with Dr. Frank Buchman, an American citizen, have applied for a licence to form a company with the name Oxford Group; and whether he will refuse to grant a licence for such a company under that name on the ground that it is likely to mislead, since the natural inference that Dr. Buchman, his doctrines and followers have, or have had, some special connection with the University of Oxford is not justified by the facts?

Mr. Cross

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative; as regards the second part, my right hon. Friend has received representations against the registration of a company by the name Oxford Group and these are under consideration.