HC Deb 06 March 1997 vol 291 cc719-20W
Mr. Betts

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security 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. [18806]

Mr. Burt

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 17 December 1996,Official Report, columns 506–7 by my hon. Friend the Economic Secretary to the hon. Member for Bury St. Edmunds (Mr. Spring).