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Cabinet Office written question – answered on 17th January 2019.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons), Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what criteria his Department apply when determining whether to grant permission to an external body seeking to use the word Royal in a proposed name.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The Cabinet Office considers whether the applicant can demonstrate the following when determining whether to advise Her Majesty the Queen to grant an application for the protect title ‘Royal’: (i) a specific and strong connection with royalty (ii) a pre-eminent and outstanding reputation and (iii) national standing. Other issues may inform decision making on a case by case basis such as whether the application is linked with a specific event or a milestone anniversary.

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