The operation of the Essential Work Order, including the application of payment by results, has resulted in substantial increases in output and has enabled more rapid progress to be made on the main Government building works. Of this there is ample evidence from a large number of contracts.
While thanking my hon. Friend for that reply, may I ask him whether he will be so good as to look into some of the cases at the present time where output apparently is not quite so good as he has just said it is?
We are constantly following-up this matter. The introduction of the system of payment by results is relatively new, and therefore we have no complete data, but on such information as we have we are satisfied.