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Departmental Billing

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) September and (b) October 2009. (299560)

In October the Prime Minister announced that all central Government Departments will pay valid invoices within 10 (working) days.

The Department's performance for payment of invoices against this commitment was 91.41 per cent. in September 2009 and 94.94 per cent. in October 2009. The value of invoices paid within 10 days totalled £5.95 million and £2.37 million in September and October respectively.