HC Deb 12 June 1978 vol 951 cc333-4W
Mr. Peter Bottomley

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what moneys associated with the Eltham and Mottingham Hospital were taken over by the National Health Service; what legacies have been received in the last 30 years; what funds have been raised by the supporters and friends of the hospital; and what has happened to the moneys, legacies and funds.

Mr. Moyle,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 25th May 1978; Vol. 950, c. 705], gave the following information:

Information on the first part of the Question is not now available.

Since 1966–67 legacies totalling £16,516 have been received. No records exist for earlier years.

Considerable funds have been raised by supporters and friends of the hospital which have been used by them for gifts and schemes of development for the hospital. It is, however, not possible to determine the amount involved.

When the hospital was transferred to the National Health Service on 5th July 1948, any endowments associated with it on that date were, in accordance with Section 7 of the National Health Service Act

assumptions which are included in the notes below the tables.

1946, transferred to the then Minister of Health, freed of all existing trusts, and placed by him in a central Hospital Endowments Fund. Income from the investment of this Fund was, in accordance with regulations made under that Act, distributed proportionately among the former hospital authorities. In 1974, in accordance with Section 23 of the National Health Service Reorganisation Act 1973 the Fund was wound up and its assets distributed proportionately among all health authorities.

So far as the purpose to which legacies and funds have been put, where a specific purpose has been indicated by the donors their wishes have been carried out.

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