Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (204)

Olivia Mitchell

Question:

207 Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Defence 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. [32597/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Defence)

All payments for supplies of goods and services to my Department, the Defence Forces and agencies under the remit of my Department are paid centrally by the Finance Branch of my Department, based in Renmore in Galway. I am pleased to report that in the year to the end of June 2012, the average time taken for payment to suppliers was 7 days from the receipt of an invoice.