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Departmental Billing

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in June 2009. (288903)

Performance figures for June 2009, against the Government’s agreed 10 day payment target, are as follows:

Percentage

FMSSC

97.5

Met Office

92.3

UKHO

97.4

DSTL

27.8

We are working with the Defence Support Group towards a target to pay trade creditors’ invoices within 10 days of receipt.