Departmental Billing

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 25th January 2010.

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Photo of John Mason John Mason Spokesperson (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in December 2009.

Photo of Chris Bryant Chris Bryant Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Europe)

In December 2009 the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) paid 97.5 per cent. of supplier invoices within 10 days of receipt.

The FCO is aware of the importance of paying suppliers promptly, and makes every effort to pay invoices as quickly as possible.

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