This House of Lords Library briefing provides background information in advance of the second reading of the NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc) Bill in the House of Lords on 26 February 2016.Jump to full report >>
The NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc) Bill is a private member’s bill tabled by Wendy Morton (Conservative MP for Aldridge-Brownhills), and sponsored in the House of Lords by Baroness Massey of Darwen (Labour). The Bill has completed all of its stages in the House of Commons, and is due to have its second reading in the House of Lords on 26 February 2016.
The Bill has two main purposes. Firstly, it makes provision to remove the Secretary of State’s powers to appoint trustees for NHS charities (those linked to NHS bodies). Secondly, it makes provision to transfer to the new Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity the right to a royalty in relation to performances or publications of the play Peter Pan by JM Barrie.