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Departmental Billing

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) September and (b) October 2009. (299561)

Performance figures for September and October 2009, against the Government's agreed 10 day payment target, are provided in the following table:

Percentage of invoices paid within 10 days of receipt

September 2009

97.7

October 2009

98.5

The figures provided represent all invoices processed by the MOD financial management shared service centre and the four MOD trading funds; the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Met Office, the Defence Support Group and the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office.