Proposed Private and Hybrid Bills

Private and Hybrid Bills that are expected to be introduced in the near future

A Private Bill is introduced by a promoter, who may be a person, a company or a group of people, for the purpose of obtaining particular powers or benefits that are in addition to, or in conflict with, the general law. Individuals or bodies whose private interests would be adversely affected by the Bill have a right to object to it. You can find out more from the Private Bills page.

A Hybrid Bill is a public Bill, introduced by Scottish Ministers, which adversely affects the private interests of individuals or bodies in a manner different to the private interests of others in the same category or class. Such individuals or bodies have a right to object to the Bill.  You can find out more from the Hybrid Bills page

Before a Private or a Hybrid Bill can be introduced, the promoter or Scottish Government (as the case may be) must arrange for advertisements to be taken out in newspapers announcing the intention to introduce the Bill.  A copy of these advertisements is also posted on this page, together with any other relevant information.

When a Private or Hybrid Bill is introduced, a new page will be created for it, which will be accessible from the main Bills page.  At that point, the information about it on this page will be removed.

 Proposed Hutchesons' Hospital Transfer and Dissolution (Scotland) Bill

Newspaper advertisement


Proposed Private Bill

The Patrons of The Royal Incorporation of Hutchesons’ Hospital in the City of Glasgow, a registered Scottish Charity (SC001470) (the “Incorporation”) incorporated under the Hutchesons’ Hospital Act 1872 (the “1872 Act”), intend to introduce a Private Bill, the Hutchesons’ Hospital Transfer and Dissolution (Scotland)  Bill (“the Bill”), into the Scottish Parliament on or around 15 June 2018.

The purposes of the Bill are to transfer the property, rights, interests and liabilities of the Incorporation to a new Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (“SCIO”), to dissolve the Incorporation and to repeal the 1872 Act. These changes will ensure the regulation and administration of the charity assets in compliance with modern charity law, but the essence of the charity’s work will not change.

Further information about Private Bill procedures, including admissibility criteria for objections, can be found on the Parliament website ( under Parliamentary Business / Bills and under Parliamentary Business / Parliamentary Procedure, or obtained from the Clerks in the Scottish Parliament’s Non-Government Bills Unit by writing to them at the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh EH99 1SP, emailing, or calling 0131 348 5246.

Additional information about the content of the Bill may be obtained by writing to Adam McCabe at Brodies LLP, 110 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3BX or by email at, or on the Scottish Parliament website under Parliamentary Business / Bills / Proposed Private and Hybrid Bills.










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