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Departmental Records

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department holds records of the efficiency of central public sector bodies in paying their invoices within 10 days. (299415)

In October 2008 the Prime Minister announced that all central Government Departments will pay invoices within 10 (working) days.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is monitoring performance against this commitment as shown in the following performance data for September.

In the period June to October £73 billion worth of payments were made to businesses within 10 days.

10 day payment performance for September 2009 (volume of invoices)

Percentage

DEFRA

99.90

Home Office

99.00

Scotland Office

98.70

Department of Health

97.98

Ministry of Defence

97.70

HM Treasury (including Office of Government Commerce)

97.54

Department for Work and Pensions

97.00

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

96.60

HM Revenue and Customs

96.26

Department for Business Innovation and Skills

95.50

Northern Ireland Office

95.20

Cabinet Office

92.00

Office for National Statistics

92.00

Department for Children Schools and Families

91.80

Ministry of Justice

91.70

Department for Culture Media and Sport

91.41

Department for International Development

91.09

Department for Transport

91.01

Communities and Local Government

90.59

Wales Office

89.00

Department of Energy and Climate Change

85.10