§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the underlying deficit is of each of the hospital trusts which he has authorised to proceed with application for foundation status. 
§ Mr. Hutton
[holding answer 19 May 2003]The information requested is shown in the table.
£000 NHS Foundation trust Applicants 2001–02 Income and Expenditure Reserve Cumulative Surplus/Deficit) Addenbrooke's NHS Trust 4,379 Aintree Hospitals NHS Trust (8,586) Basildon and Thurrock General Hospital NHS Trust 3,817 Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust (15,099) Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust 222 City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Trust 2,152 Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Trust 950 Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Trust 329 Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust 8,065 Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Trust (3,897) Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust (428) King's College Hospital NHS Trust (561) Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Trusth 1,857 Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust 6,199 North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust 1,020 Nuffield Orthopaedic NHS Trust (2,753) Papworth Hospital NHS Trust 1,844 Peterborough Hospitals NHS Trusth 2,318 Rotherham General Hospitals NE-IS Trust 29
£000 NHS Foundation trust Applicants 2001–02 Income and Expenditure Reserve Cumulative Surplus/Deficit) Royal Devon and Exeter Healthcare NHS Trust 3,407 Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 479 Southern Derbyshire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 335 Stockport NHS Trust 276 The Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Trust 1,082 The Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Trust 5,939 University College London Hospital NHS Trust 774 University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust 1,106 Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust 5,851 Total 21,106
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust, was created on 1 April 2003 and therefore is nit in the table
NHS Trust Audited Summarisation Schedules 2001–2002
§ Mrs. Calton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the hospitals which have been given leave to apply for foundation status, and the constituencies within which each is situated. 
§ Mr. Hutton
Information listing the National Health Service trusts, the hospitals which from each trust and the constituencies they are situated in, which have been give leave to apply for foundation trust status, has been placed in the Library.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will introduce random selection as a method of choosing people to sit on the boards of foundation hospitals. 
§ Mr. Hutton
Subject to Parliamentary approval, the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill will provide for applicants for National Health Service foundation trust status to determine the detail of their constitutional arrangements including arrangements for election to the board of governors.