Sunday Telegraph 14/5/06 page 14: report by Christopher Booker:
heading: ' A shocking mess Mr Prescott left'
[1st 3 paragraphs concern a Mr Walker, a former electrician now working
in an electrical shop due to 2 (s)hags' Part P rules, who served a
customer charged £1250 by a Part P electrician when he would have
.......At least when I had a new shower unit installed recently, I was
more fortunate than Mr Walker's ex-customer. My pliumber did the job
with his usual skill. But Part P meant that I also had to pay £20 to
an electrician to stand chatting for 10 minutes while the work was
My undertstanding is that membership of a Part P scheme is a permit to
actually undertake the restricted electrical fitting work NOT a licence
to supervise, oversee or inspect a thrid party's work.
Any opinions please?
If that is the case, it rather seems that Mr Booker needs to reclaim
his £20 from the plumber and hot foot to his local building control
with a £300 regularisation fee.