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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of invoices his Department and its agencies paid within 10 days of receipt in each of the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
The MOJ has only been collecting performance data for the proportion of invoices paid within 10 days of receipt of a supplier invoice since November 2008. Performance since that date is sent out in the table.
|Percentage paid within 10 day target||Number of invoices paid within 10 days|
The Ministry recognised that its performance against the target needed to improve, and it implemented a prompt payment improvement programme to address the issue. The results for April and May indicate that this programme is beginning to have an effect.