§ Mr. Watkinson
asked the Minister of Works if he is satisfied with the results obtained from the Bonus Incentive scheme used by the mobile labour force, and to what extent this Bonus Incentive scheme is used in the construction of houses for the Forestry Commission.
§ Mr. Stokes
I am satisfied that the bonus incentive scheme used by the mobile labour force has achieved savings both in manhours and in the cost of work done by the force. The force was engaged on building Forestry Commission houses between July, 1947, and January, 1949. The incentive scheme was introduced in January, 1948, on an experimental basis. Its application to Forestry Commission houses varied both according to the stage of construction of individual houses at January, 1948, and with the development of the scheme to include a greater number of operations as experience was gained.