Mr. Ted Fletcher
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity, in view of the report by the National Board for Prices and Incomes on the salaries of gas staffs that they had found it impossible to construct an index to assess staff productivity, what criteria will be used in assessing the merits of claims for salary increases by clerks and administrative workers.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
The usual criteria. The Board's observation related to one aspect of this particular case. A more general examination of the subject of productivity measurement for white collar workers is included in the terms of the further reference of productivity agreements which my right hon. Friend recently made to the Board.