§ Mr. Butterfill
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what representations he has received about the public policy implications of the exclusion by many domestic insurance policies of cover in respect of the repair of damaged drainage runs between the curtilage of domestic premises and the main sewer, imposed upon householders by section 39(1)(b) of the Public Health Act 1936; and if he will make a statement;
(2) if he has any plans to introduce legislation to require all insurers of domestic property to provide appropriate cover for the liability for drainage repair imposed upon householders by the Public Health Act 1936.
§ Mr. Fletcher
I have received no representations, nor have I any plans for legislation as this is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment.