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Company Names

Volume 888: debated on Monday 17 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will seek powers to enable the Companies Registration Office to amend the name of a registered company without charging the statutory fee under the Companies Act 1948, when the change of name of the company is a direct consequence of the official respelling of a geographical location which forms part of the company's registered title.

No. If the change of name is a voluntary one on the part of the company it would be unfair that the cost of registration of change of name should fall on the taxpayer. The amount in question is £40.