Wales written question – answered at on 30 October 2012.

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Photo of Mike Freer Mike Freer Conservative, Finchley and Golders Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the average cost to his Department was of processing the payment of an invoice in the latest period for which figures are available; and what proportion of invoices settled in that period his Department paid (a) electronically and (b) by cheque.

Photo of Stephen Crabb Stephen Crabb The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, The Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury

The average cost to the Wales Office of processing a payment of an invoice is £5.03. The Wales Office settled 481 invoices in the period June to September 2012, of which 99% were paid electronically and 1% by cheque.

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