HC Deb 20 March 1997 vol 292 c912W
Mr. Betts

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security 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. [21201]

Mr. Burt

The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is as follows:

Departmental headquarters 89
Benefits agency 98
Contributions agency 96
Child support agency 91
War pensions agency 98
Information technology services agency 99
Resettlements agency 92
Departmental total 96

1. It is not possible to disaggregate the information between payments which were subject to contractual agreements and those which were not.

2. The figure for the Resettlement Agency relates to the period April to October 1995.

3. Figures for departmental headquarters includes payments made by the Independent Tribunal Service in the period to December 1995 which cannot be separately identified.