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Severn-Trent Water Authority

Volume 895: debated on Thursday 17 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the members of the Severn-Trent Water Authority and the areas from which they come.

The following list gives the present membership of the Severn-Trent Water Authority:

Chairman Appointed by the Secretary of State for the Environment: Sir William Dugdale.

Members Representing County Councils:

  • Mr. W. E Jarvis, West Midlands.
  • Mr. T. McLatchie, West Midlands.
  • Mr. J. J. Carty, Derbyshire.
  • Mr. H. K. Fisher, Gloucestershire.
  • Mr. J. C. Cadbury, Hereford and Worcester.
  • Mr. B. Simms, Nottingham.
  • Mr. J. W. Griffiths, Powys.
  • Mr. E. C. J Whittingham, Salop
  • Mr. R. B. Kettle, Warwickshire.
  • Mr. J. Rodgers, Leicestershire.

Members Representing Groups of District Councils:

  • Mr. J. M. Gavin, Walsall.
  • Mr. F. J. Chamberlayne, Tewkesbury.
  • Mr. A. H. Humphries, Wyre Forest.
  • Mr. E. Marston, Leicester.
  • Mr. L. Lees, Mansfield.
  • Mr. C. A. Hopkinson, Montgomery.
  • Mr. T. G. Ryder, Shrewsbury.
  • Mr. J. N. James, Nuneaton.
  • Mr. S. Pemberton, Sandwell.

In addition the members appointed by the Secretary of State are:

Messrs. E. J. Franklin, J. O. Grieves, T. Rees-Jones, W. L. Sims, J. C. Holliday, I. J. Wallace, R. H. Taylor, Mrs. H. P. Waudby, Mrs. D. Moye, Messrs. P. Galliford, F. M. Baker, B. Mathers, F. Leath, F. Stevenson, Professor M. J. Hamlin, Mr. P. L. Marriott.

Members appointed by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food are:

Messrs. F. A. Jennings, C. G. Hawthorne, G. W. Hart, J. Lloyd-Hughes.

The Water Act 1973 states that members appointed by the Secretary of State shall be persons who have had experience of and shown capacity in some matter relevant to the functions of water authorities. Similarly, members appointed by the Minister shall be persons who have had experience of, and shown capacity in, agriculture, land drainage or fisheries. These members do not, therefore, represent areas, though, in fact, almost all members of the Severn-Trent Water Authority live and work within the area of the authority.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the executive members of the Severn-Trent Water Authority and the salaries which they receive.

The Chairman is the only executive member of the Water Authority. He receives a salary of £7,790 a year. Other members of the authority have no executive responsibilities and are unpaid, with the exception of the Chairman of the Land Drainage Committee, who receives a salary of £1,000.