HC Deb 20 March 1997 vol 292 cc786-7W
Mr. Betts

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what percentage of bills to his Department for the financial year 1995 to 1996 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. [21197]

Mr. John M. Taylor

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade to my hon. Friend the Member for Mid-Staffordshire (Mr. Fabricant) on 18 July 1996,Official Report, columns613–14.