§ Mr. Betts
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of bills to his Department were paid in accordance with agreed contractual conditions or, where no such contractual conditions existed, within 30 days of receiving goods and services or the presentation of a valid invoice in the last year for which figures are available. 
§ Mr. Hague
I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green (Mrs. Roache) on 1 November 1995,Official Report, column 296.