HL Deb 21 October 1982 vol 435 c314WA
Lord Boyd-Carpenter

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will state in respect of each of the water authorities in England and Wales how many appointments carrying remuneration in excess of £20,000 a year are held by chairman, hoard members, and officers.

The Earl of Avon

Seven chairmen of water authorities receive salaries in excess of £20,000.

Members of water authorities receive no remuneration (except the chairmen of the regional and local land drainage committees, who are paid substantially less than £20,000 p.a.).

The numbers of water authority officials earning in excess of £20,000 a year as at 31st March 1982 (the last convenient date for which detailed figures are available) are as follows:

Anglian 26 South West 9
Northumbrian 22 Thames 72
North West 28 Welsh 22
Severn-Trent 33 Wessex 18
Southern 19 Yorkshire 33