HC Deb 06 March 1997 vol 291 c731W
Mr. Betts

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment 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. [18804]

Sir Paul Beresford

I refer to the answer given by my hon. Friend the Economic Secretary to the Treasury to my hon. Friend the Member for Bury St. Edmunds (Mr. Spring) on 17 December 1996,Official Report, columns 506–7. Any additional information could be provided only at disproportionate cost.