To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the projected budget deficit is for (a) the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital NHS Trust, (b) the Princess Royal Hospital NHS Trust and (c) the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital NHS Trust for the end of the financial year. 
The audited information in respect of the 2002–03 financial position of all national health service trusts will be published in their individual annual accounts and will be available centrally in autumn 2003.
At the Shropshire and Staffordshire Strategic Health Authority Board meeting on 15 May it was reported that the forecast deficit for 2002–03 for the trusts was as follows.
Forecast deficit for 2002–03
|Royal Shrewsbury Hospital NHS Trust||1.9 million|
|Princess Royal Hospital NHS Trust||1.2 million|
|Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital NHS Trust||800,000|
These figures are subject to audit of the annual accounts.