HC Deb 16 July 1981 vol 8 c455W
Sir Anthony Kershaw

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if, in view of the hardship being experienced by householders because of unforeseen and unforeseeable expenses on water supply pipes outside the curtilage of their houses, he will introduce legislation to ensure that this liability is removed or shared with public undertakings; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Giles Shaw

The respective responsibilities of water undertakers and householders for water service pipes have been established for many years. Any increase in the water undertakers' responsibilities would have substantial public expenditure implications and no change in the law is in prospect.

Name of peer Name of body and position held Days per week/month Salary Salary 1979
£ £
Viscount Caldecote British Railways Board, Member, P.T. ½ day per week 3,670 2,330
Lord Shepherd National Bus Company, Chairman, P.T. 3 days per week 20,400 11,200


The 1979 salary shown was for a time commitment of two days a week. Had Lord Shepherd then been serving for three days a week as at present, his salary would have been £16,800.

The other financial details requested are not available and could not be ascertained without disproportionate cost.

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