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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 5th December 2013.

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Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Minister for Universities and Science, Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Jointly with the Department for Education) 9:30 am, 5th December 2013

Late payment is indeed a cultural and leadership issue. I held a meeting in the Department last week with all those concerned. As the hon. Lady well knows, we will be publishing a consultation paper very shortly. I commend her for her continued action and pressing on this issue.