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Departmental Billing

Volume 493: debated on Friday 12 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 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. (278822)

The number and proportion of invoices paid by CLG and its agencies within 10 days in each of the months since these data have been collected against the 10-day target is as follows:

Month

Number of invoices paid within 10 days

Percentage of invoices received which were paid within 10 days

November 2008

3,442

77.89

December 2008

3,248

85.23

January 2009

4,935

86.22

February 2009

4,997

88.11

March 2009

6,638

88.33

April 2009

4,515

83.55

May 2009

3,876

91.83