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Departmental Billing

Volume 503: debated on Monday 11 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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. (307960)

The following table shows the percentage of invoices paid within 10 days by the core-Department and, the volume of invoices received where the data are available.

Month

Invoice volume

10 day performance (percentage)

November 2008

n/a

33.5

December 2008

n/a

77.1

January 2009

n/a

99.8

February 2009

n/a

99.8

March 2009

n/a

99.4

April 2009

n/a

99.7

May 2009

3,091

99.9

June 2009

2,799

99.8

July 2009

3,141

99.8

August 2009

2,439

100

September 2009

2,442

99.7

October 2009

2,956

100

November 2009

2,070

99.95