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Departmental Billing

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of invoices submitted to his Department have been paid within 10 days in each month since October 2008; and if he will make a statement. (307958)

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is fully committed to achieving compliance with the Prime Minister's target of paying suppliers within 10 days, and is a signatory to the Prompt Payment Code. The MoJ has been collecting prompt payment data since November 2008 and the number and proportion of invoices paid within 10 days is shown in the following table.

Period name

Total MoJ invoices paid in month

MoJ prompt invoices as percentage

Number of invoices paid in 10 days

2008

November

98,917

64

63,307

December

99,565

59

58,743

2009

January

104,870

55

57,679

February

101,035

67

67,693

March

124,418

66

82,116

April

79,783

82

65,422

May

66,807

92

61,462

June

83,154

88

73,541

July

81,379

89

72,427

August

71,723

88

63,116

September

93,244

92

85,784

October

99,820

92

91,834

November

99,248

93

92,301