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Departmental Procurement

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 16 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of invoices for goods and services procured from small and medium-sized businesses were paid within 10 days of receipt by (a) his Department and its predecessor and (b) the agencies for which his Department is responsible in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08; and if he will make a statement. (243351)

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) was formed on 3 October 2008. Information for 2006-07 and 2007-08 will be provided in the responses to this question from the Departments of Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) and Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).