§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice she has offered or will offer district health authorities who now no longer manage patient services regarding the transfer of district charitable trust funds to hospitals for the benefit of patients.
§ Mr. Sackville
The administration of charitable funds is the responsibility of the trustees. We have given advice on the legal process required when trustees' responsibilities are transferred from health authorities to national health service trusts. The latest such advice (FDL(93)24) was issued in March 1993, and will be placed in the Library.