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Departmental Billing

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 13 May 2009, Official Report, column 835W, on departmental billing, how much her Department's non-departmental public bodies paid in interest to suppliers under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 in the last three years. (282335)

The Office of the Third Sector in Cabinet Office sponsors two executive non-departmental public bodies‚ÄĒCapacitybuilders and the Commission for the Compact.

Capacitybuilders was formally established in April 2006 and the Commission for the Compact in November 2007.

No payments under the Late Payments of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 have been made by the Commission for the Compact since its establishment. Capacitybuilders have made interest payments to one supplier totalling £64.94 over the last three financial years.