HC Deb 06 March 1997 vol 291 c700W
Mr. Betts

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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. [18805]

Mr. Howard

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