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House-Building Methods

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 7 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Works if his attention has been drawn to methods adopted in building houses in Frankfurt which, by payment by results and insistence on minimum output by bricklayers, are ready for occupation in five months; and if he will take steps to achieve agreement on similar methods in this country.

I have seen certain Press reports on this project. The speed of building is dependent on many factors, including the method of construction, the number of workers employed, the size of the houses and the standard of finish and equipment. In this country payment-by-results, and the establishment of minim-mum outputs, are matters for the joint negotiating machinery of the industry.