§ Mr. Bayley
To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to his answer of 26 February,Official Report, column 776, with which (a) educational bodies and (b) other bodies he corresponded before approving the use of the name Somerset University under the Business Names Act 1985.
§ Mr. Neil Hamilton
There was no correspondence between the Secretary of State and any educational or other bodies before the name was approved. The name was approved on the basis that there was evidence that it had been in use prior to 1 January 1983 when the regulations controlling the use of the word university came into force. Consequently there was no requirement to consult any other bodies before approving the name.