§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the instances in which her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies failed to pay valid invoices within 30 days or after the agreed credit period in the financial year 2000–01. 
§ Dr. Howells
The information requested on the Department and its agency, the Royal Parks is in the following table:
DCMS The Royal DCMS Parks Agency Number of valid invoices paid 6,125 4,411 Number of invoices paid outside 30 days or after the agreed credit period 62 249 Percentage of invoices paid on target 99 94
The Department has 66 non-departmental public bodies and does not keep central records of their invoice payment performance. The details requested can be obtained only at disproportionate cost.