HC Deb 06 March 1981 vol 1000 cc212-3W
Mr. Gorst

asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many trade associations and professional bodies have made representations about the Registry of Business Names; how many have been in favour of the Government's proposals; and how many have been opposed to the proposals.

Mr. Eyre

Comments on the consultative document published by the Department in April 1980 were received from some 60 trade associations and professional bodies. Although the majority of those responding were not in favour of closing the registry, it is not possible to categorize replies precisely because of the qualification of answers given by reference to the alternative proposals set out in the consultative document relating to new requirements for the disclosure of the ownership of those businesses currently required to register.