§ Mr. Betts
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what values of payments were outstanding within his Department on 5 March, which were beyond the date on the invoice and, where no date was specified, older than 28 days.
§ Mr. Willetts
The information requested is not held centrally and is available only at disproportionate cost. However, the value of invoices paid by the finance division of the Department and its agencies, excluding Security Facilities Executive, during February 1996, which were more than one month old, was £1,476,334.
The value of invoices paid by the Central Office of Information, during February 1996, which were more than one month was £948,314. Information on HMSO is available only at disproportionate cost.