HC Deb 16 April 1940 vol 359 c804W
Mr. Hunter

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that in Scotland there is a feeling of resentment that the new Balkan trade organisation is called the English Commercial Corporation, Limited; and whether, as the corporation is supported by national and not only English funds, he will see that the title of the corporation is changed from English to British Commercial Corporation, Limited?

Captain Crookshank

The title "British Commercial Corporation" was naturally considered first but was not available. His Majesty's Government have considered the representations made to them since my right hon. Friend announced the Government's intention to form this company that the title of the company should have a wider territorial significance than the word "English" might suggest. In order to meet these representations His Majesty's Government have re-considered the name and, after consultation with the company, it has been decided to register the company under the title "United Kingdom Commercial Corporation, Limited."