§ Lord Boyd-Carpenter
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will state the names of the chairman of the water authorities in England and Wales as at the last convenient date, together with particulars in each case of their salaries and other remuneration, and together with an indication in each case as to whether their appointments are regarded as being on a full or part-time basis.
§ The Earl of Avon
The information asked for is as follows:
Water Authority and Chairman North West: Mr. George Mann Severn-Trent: Sir William Dugdale Bt. Thames: Mr. Geoffrey Edwards }part-time: 4 days a week, salary £24,980 (notional full-time rate £31,225). Anglian: Mr. Bernard Henderson Southern: Sir Arthur Godfrey Taylor Yorkshire: Mr. Dennis Matthews Welsh: Mr. John Jones }part-time: 3½ days a week, salary £20,504 (notional full-time rate £29,291). South West: Mr. Len Hill part-time: 3½ days a week, salary £19,150 (notional full-time rate £27,358). Northumbrian: Mr. Michael Straker Wessex: Mr. Malcolm Anson }part-time: 2½ days per week, salary £13,679 (notional full-time rate £27,358).
In addition to salary, chairmen of water authorities are entitled to travelling allowances as determined by Ministers (and which follow the rates set for local authority members) and they may claim reasonable expenses actually incurred for subsistence. The levels of salaries quoted are those which were effective from 1st April 1981.