HC Deb 07 December 1950 vol 482 cc75-6W
72. Mr. Hylton-Foster

asked the Minister of Health if, where the benefit of a gratuitous covenant in favour of a named hospital has been transferred to him under the National Health Service Act, 1946, to be credited to the Hospital Endowments Fund, he will direct that the product of the endowment be applied for the benefit of the named hospital to secure that the object of the endowment is not prejudiced.

Mr. Bevan

The distribution of these moneys is regulated by and under the Statute and I have no power to vary it by a direction. But the general object which the hon. Member has in mind is safeguarded in the Statute, and I have asked hospital management committees to have regard to it in the use made of their shares.