Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (107)

Olivia Mitchell

Question:

107 Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the average time lapse between receipt of invoices for goods and services and actual payment in his Department and in each agency and organisation within his remit; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32605/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Expenditure)

In response to the Deputy's question the average time lapse between receipt of invoices for goods and services and actual payment in my Department is 11 days. This information is taken from data compiled for Prompt Payments Returns to the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, dealing with payments that issue to the private sector, as opposed to transfers to other parts of the civil/public service.

In respect of the agencies and organisation under the remit of my Department the following information has been provided:

Name of Office/Agency or Body

Average time lapse

Office of Public Works

14.97 days

Public Appointments Service

16 days

State Laboratory

15 days

Office of the Ombudsman

8.14 days

Commission for Public Service Appointments

15.33 days

With regard to the Valuation Office I have been advised that invoices are paid as soon as possible after they are received.