HC Deb 06 March 1997 vol 291 c691W
Mr. Betts

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what percentage of bills to his Department were paid(a) in accordance with agreed contractual conditions and (b) within 30 days of receiving goods and services or the presentation of a valid invoice where no contractual conditions applied in the last year for which figures are available. [18816]

Mr. Bates

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my hon. Friend the Economic Secretary to the Treasury on 17 December 1996,Official Report columns 506–7.