HC Deb 26 January 1948 vol 446 cc97-8W
121. Mrs. Castle

asked the Minister of works whether he is aware that certain building employers' associations in Lancashire are refusing to operate the payment by results scheme and, in view of the importance of securing the best use of our building resources, whether he will look into the matter.

Mr. Key

I am not aware that any building employers' associations in Lancashire have refused to operate a scheme of payment by results, though I understand that in two areas its introduction has been postponed in view of the large amount of maintenance work. Under the Building Industry's Settlement of 20th October, 1947, an incentive system of bonus payments is permissive and not obligatory upon the employer, and this question is one for agreement between the employer and operatives on each site.