HC Deb 19 December 1984 vol 70 c251W
Mr. Peter Bruinvels

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to reduce the delays in payment of commercial bills by Her Majesty's Government to smaller firms.

Mr. Trippier

I am not aware how far this is a significant problem, but if my hon. Friend has some specific evidence I would certainly like to examine it with the Department concerned.