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Billing: Public Sector

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress his Department has made in ensuring that invoices for public sector contracts are paid within 10 days. (256182)

The Department has been monitoring its performance against the requirement to pay all invoices within 10 days. For the period between November 2008 and January 2009, 90 per cent. of invoices were paid within 10 days. All staff involved in the processing of invoices are receiving training and regular reports on directorate’s performances are made to the Treasury Board and the Finance Committee.