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Departmental Billing

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) his Department and (b) its agency paid in interest to suppliers under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 in the last three years for which figures are available. (275206)

Interest payments to suppliers in respect of late payment of invoices are not centrally or separately recorded on the Department's or The Royal Parks' accounting systems and can only be identified at disproportionate cost.