Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (213)

Olivia Mitchell

Question:

215 Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine 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. [32593/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine)

In the year ended 30th June 2012, the average time lapse between receipt of invoices for goods and services and the issue of payment by my Department was 12.5 days.

The processing of payments by the State bodies under the remit of my Department is an operational matter for each of the bodies.