§ Mr. Adrian Flook
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many posts are filled at the(a) Dorset and Somerset Strategic Health Authority and (b) Taunton Deane Primary Care Trust. 
§ Ms Rosie Winterton
Information about posts filled at the Dorset and Somerset Strategic Health Authority and Taunton Deane Primary Care Trust as at September 2002 is shown in table.
We fully recognise that some individual health bodies are facing financial pressures. Local circumstances may allow the phased recovery of deficits over a number of years. Any such arrangements would have to be subject to the agreement of local providers, commissioners and the managing strategic health authority.
The audited information in respect of the financial performance of NHS organisations for 2002–03 will be published in their individual annual accounts.