Output Assessment under Restriction: The Stevenson Scheme
We have seen in Chapter 1 that Standard Production (SP) was intended by the colonial government to represent the productive capacity of the rubber industry under free market conditions during the ‘base period’ (November 1919 to October 1920). In addition to their actual output during that period producers could claim additional allowances for trees not then fully mature (i.e. less than eight years old). The allowances were assessed according to a uniform scale drawn up by the Duncan Committee prior to restriction (and referred to subsequently as the Duncan scale) at the following rates:2
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