Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Questions (46)

Olivia Mitchell

Question:

46 Deputy Olivia Mitchell asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade 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. [32601/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Foreign)

Every effort, consistent with proper financial procedures, is made to ensure that all suppliers are paid within the 15 day non-statutory limit prescribed by the Government in 2009. In line with established Government policy, my Department publishes details of its compliance with prompt payment requirements on the Department's websites on a quarterly basis. The following are the prompt payment figures for my Department for the period January-March 2012. The Deputy will note that 91.5% of invoices for the combined total were paid within 15 days.

There are no agencies under the aegis of my Department.

Department of Foreign Affairs and TradePayments made in Quarter 1, 2012.

Details

Number

Percentage (%) of total payments made

Value (€)

Number of payments made within 15 days

1,496

91.50%

4,503,983

Number of payments made within 16 days to 30 days

125

7.65%

516,179

Number of payments made in excess of 30 days

14

0.86%

37,414

Total payments made in Quarter

1,635

100.00%

5,057,577

Disputed Invoices

(-6)

(-22,463)