§ Mr. Randall
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when Mr. Eric Sorenson ceased to be project director of the Paddington Health Campus; how much compensation has been paid to Mr. Sorenson; when a new project director will be appointed; where the vacancy was advertised; and how many applicants there have been. 
§ Mr. Hutton
Eric Sorenson resigned as project director of the Paddington Health Campus on 4 October 2002. Mr. Sorensen's employment with St. Mary's Hospital National Health Service Trust, the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust and Imperial College terminated on 22 November 2002 in accordance with his standard contractual terms. As such, the terms of his employment are a matter for these employing organisations.
The post for project director of the Paddington Health Campus was advertised in the Health Service Journal on 31 October 2002. The closing date for applications was 15 November 2002. St. Mary's Hospital NHS Trust's human resources department, on behalf of the Paddington Health Campus Project, which is made up of St. Mary's NHS Trust, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust and Imperial College, has received 12 application forms. Five people were short-listed, one has dropped out and the two trust chief executives from St. Mary's and the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trusts are interviewing on 20 December 2002 with opportunities to meet the senior team on 12 and 16 December 2002.