Norman Baker (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Regional and Local Transport), Transport; Lewes, Liberal Democrat)
The Department for Transport monitors its payment performance for all vendor invoices in accordance with the criteria laid down by government, namely:
80% of vendor invoices should be paid within 5 working days of receipt.
98% of invoices should be paid within 30 working days of receipt.
The full statistics for the last 12 months are published on the Department for Transport’s website at the following address:
Data are not compiled on payment performance specifically in respect of small and medium-sized enterprises. I regret that this analysis could only be provided other than at disproportionate cost.