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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Industry, Trade and Regional Development – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th April 1964.

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Photo of Mr Donald Wade Mr Donald Wade , Huddersfield West 12:00 am, 30th April 1964

Is the Minister aware that the Registrar of Companies authorised the use of the name "Fine Fabrics (Huddersfield) Limited" by a company in no way associated with Huddersfield, and is this not liable to be misleading? If there was an oversight on the part of the office of the Registrar, what remedy is available to firms in Huddersfield to object? On the general principle, is the hon. Gentleman aware that the town of Huddersfield is renowned throughout the world for the production of fine worsted fabrics? Surely the use of the words "fine fabrics" together with the word "Huddersfield" may be a bit misleading, particularly if the firm in question operates in Manchester and has no association at all with Huddersfield.