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Departmental Billing

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in June 2009. (288930)

The formal data collection to measure performance against the Prime Minister’s target of paying commercial suppliers within 10 days of receipt of a valid invoice is being coordinated across Government by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). Data provided to BIS shows that in June 2009 96.39 per cent. of payments made by the Department of Health were made within 10 working days of receipt of the invoice.