Billing

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 11th March 2015.

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Photo of Chuka Umunna Chuka Umunna Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of undisputed invoices his Department and its agencies and non-departmental public bodies paid within five days in the last period for which figures are available.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington The Minister for Europe

Figures below relate to FY 2013-14

Department/agency/non-departmental public body

Percentage of undisputed invoices paid within five days

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

85%*

FCO Services

86%

British Council

0%**

Westminster Foundation for Democracy

31%

Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission

89%

Wilton Park

Data could only be provided at disproportionate cost

Great Britain China Centre

Data could only be provided at disproportionate cost

*This response relates to the UK only. Information regarding invoices paid by the FCO, its agencies and non-departmental public bodies overseas could be supplied only at disproportionate cost.

** As a non-central Government Body, the British Council pays suppliers as per their payment terms.

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