Dáil Éireann - Volume 686 - 30 June, 2009
Written Answers. - Departmental Expenditure.
Deputy Joan Burton Deputy Joan Burton
Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the amount of interest paid by him in respect of the late payments for goods or services contracted by his Department for the past five years to date in 2009; the steps being taken to ensure that money is appropriately spent and that payments are made on time; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25866/09]
Deputy Dermot Ahern Deputy Dermot Ahern
Deputy Dermot Ahern: The amount of interest paid by my Department in respect of late payment for goods and services during the past five years is as follows: €10,342 (2005) , €35,845 (2006), €65,778 (2007), €41,572 (2008) and €4,634 (year to May 2009).
Based on a review of invoices received by my Department in the year to date and paid up to 31st May, 2009, the average time from receipt to payment is less than 14 working days.
Dáil Éireann 686 Written Answers. Departmental Expenditure.