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Defence Infrastructure Organisation: Billing

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 5th March 2019.

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Photo of Lord Mendelsohn Lord Mendelsohn Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each of the last three years, what percentage of invoices submitted to the Defence Infrastructure Organisation were paid to suppliers within 30 days; how many invoices were paid later than 30 days; what was the potential interest and compensation liability due to late payment; and how much interest and compensation was claimed and paid.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

The total number of invoices paid on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation in Financial Years 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018, along with the number paid later than 30 days and the percentage paid within thirty days, can be found in the table below.

Financial Year

Total Invoices Paid

Paid Later Than 30 Days

Paid Within 30 Days

2015-16

306,674

29,852

90.27%

2016-17

209,308

6,089

97.09%

2017-18

318,016

1,940

99.39%

No interest or compensation due to late payment of Defence Infrastructure Organisation invoices, was claimed or paid.

Information on the potential interest and compensation liability due to late payment of invoices is not held and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

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