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Departmental Billing

Volume 493: debated on Friday 12 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many and what proportion of invoices his Department and its agencies paid within 10 days of receipt in each of the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. (278825)

Information on the proportion of invoices paid within 10 days of receipt for the Department for Transport and its agencies (save for data for the Vehicle and Certification Agency) is only available from January 2009.

The figures from January 2009 are set out in the table:

Department/agency

January 2009

February 2009

March 2009

April 2009

May 2009

DFT Central Department

36.88

43.13

51.86

64.85

74.58

Driving Standards Agency

35.91

49.64

55.60

67.24

67.67

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

31.57

31.06

28.55

75.15

81.41

Highways Agency

75.16

79.75

73.18

26.15

79.73

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

92.53

93.80

95.23

94.60

92.69

Vehicle Certification Agency

1

1

1

1

1

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

80.20

86.98

87.71

91.82

92.61

Government Car and Despatch Agency

43.01

32.13

52.75

29.74

59.20

Average

61.19

65.42

67.06

56.88

80.32

1 No data

Note:

Figures exclude VCA data.