HC Deb 20 July 1998 vol 316 c403W
Mr. Chidgey

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what percentage of her Department's invoices were paid within the target period during the last year; and what was the figure for each of the three preceding years. [50014]

Mrs. Beckett

My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Small Firms, Trade and Industry will publish details of the payment performance of all Government Departments for the 1997–98 financial year before the Summer Recess. Following is the information for the Department of Trade and Industry, for the three preceding years:

1994–95 84
1995–96 93
1996–97 97.9