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Departmental Billing

Wales written question – answered on 11th June 2009.

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Photo of Mark Prisk Mark Prisk Shadow Minister (Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform)

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many and what proportion of invoices his Department has paid within 10 days of receipt in each of the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Peter Hain Peter Hain The Secretary of State for Wales

The percentage of invoices paid by my Department within 10 days, for the last 12 months is:

Percentage
2008
June 72
July 89
August 94
September 92
October 85
November 90
December 98
2009
January 91
February 98
March 99
April 100
May 97

Changes to payment of invoices were announced by the Prime Minister on 8 October 2008; invoices paid prior to this date had a 30-day payment target for which my Department achieved a 99 per cent. payment score.

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