§ Mr. Efford
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what steps she has taken to ensure that Government organisations settle invoices within a 30 day period; 
(2) what steps she has taken to ensure that small businesses automatically receive interest from Government organisations on late payments made after 30 days of being invoiced; 
(3) what recent discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on compensation for payment by public bodies after 30 days of invoices from small businesses. 
§ Mr. Stringer
I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given earlier today by my hon. Friend the Minister of State for Trade and Industry.