HC Deb 23 October 2000 vol 355 c75W
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; [134105]

(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; [134103]

(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. [134106]

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.