British Universities Press, Limited

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th December 1945.

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Photo of Sir Stafford Cripps Sir Stafford Cripps , Bristol East 12:00 am, 17th December 1945

Yes, Sir. British Universities Press Limited, registered in 1944, is a reconstruction and amalgamation of a group of companies, one of which, a private company of that name, was registered in 1938. I am advised that the powers conferred by the Companies Act, 1929, would not have enabled the Board of Trade or Registrar to prevent the registration of this company by the name in question. The Cohen Committee on Company Law Amendment have, however, made a recommendation on this subject which, when carried into effect, will enable the Department to refuse a name calculated to mislead the public