§ Mr. Judd
asked the Minister of State for Defence what steps he is taking to ensure that earnings for comparable work by civilian employees in Fleet Establishments and other Ministry of Defence Establishments at present without productivity on bonus schemes are brought into line with earnings at establishments with such schemes; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Lord Balniel
About two-thirds of the industrial employees in the Ministry of Defence are currently in receipt of productivity payments or incentive bonuses of one kind or another. The scope for further schemes will be largely determined by the practacibility of improving the efficiency of establishments to a degree which makes the schemes financially viable and attractive to both management and the employees.