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Bills (Payment)

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what recent guidance he has given on the payment of bills from suppliers.

The Department does not issue specific guidance to health authorities on the payment of bills from their suppliers. However, the Department does require health authorities to have sound procedures and systems for making all their payments and expects them to pay their suppliers in accordance with contract or custom.