I can confirm to the Deputy that my Department has received a request for payment from the school in question.
I wish to advise the Deputy that my Department is committed to paying invoices on rental contracts on a biannual basis. At the initiation of the rental approval, my Department, advises the school authority that the first payment covers the period January to June and the second payment covers the period July to December. The exact timing of these payments is not pre-defined. For example, for the period July to December, payments may be made at any date between 1st June and 31st December.
Officials from my Department will liaise with the school authority as soon as the process has been completed.