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Departmental Billing

Volume 504: debated on Thursday 21 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in December 2009. (311258)

The Home Office performance for paying all invoices within 30 days and paying SME compliant invoices within 10 days in December 2009 is shown in the following table:

Table 1: Home Office performance of paying total number of invoices within 30 days and SME compliant invoices within 10 days for December 2009—Home Office and UKBA

Number/percentage

Total number of all invoices paid

5,623

Percentage of total number of all invoices paid within 30 days

95

Number of SMEs' compliant invoices paid within 10 days

1,282

SMEs—percentage of compliant invoices paid with 10 days

99

CRB's performance of paying invoices within 10 days in December 2009 is shown in the following table:

Table 2: CRB performance of paying SME invoices within 10 days for December 2009

Number/percentage

Total number of all invoices

284

Number of SME invoices paid within 10 days

109

SME percentage of invoices paid within 10 days

89.34