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Departmental Billing

Volume 493: debated on Friday 12 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the average number of days taken to pay an invoice by (a) his Department and (b) each of its executive agencies was in each month since November 2008. (279522)

As of 12 June 2009, the average number of days taken by the Department for International Development (DFID), to pay an invoice in each month since November 2008 is shown in the following table:

Date

Number of invoices

Average number of days to make payment

November 2008

1,905

10

December 2008

1,891

11

January 2009

2,677

7

February 2009

2,061

8

March 2009

2,191

12

April 2009

1,872

9

May 2009

1,654

6

DFID has no executive agencies.