HC Deb 19 March 1986 vol 94 c200W
Mr. Ottaway

asked the Paymaster General what is the average time it takes his Department to pay suppliers of goods and services to his Department.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

During the first 11 months of the current financial year to the end of February 1986 the average time taken in our Department's finance offices from receipt of an invoice from a supplier to dispatch of a payment has been five working days.

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