20 Mar 2012
Magistrates: Translation Services
Andy Slaughter (Hammersmith, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2012, Official Report, columns 534-5W, on magistrates: translation services, for what reason the full information requested was not supplied in that answer; and when he expects that his Department will announce what information it intends to publish.
Crispin Blunt (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Prisons and Probation), Justice; Reigate, Conservative)
The Chief Statistician of the Ministry of Justice intends to publish these data as Official Statistics which will be produced in line with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. It is his intention to release data by the end of May 2012. A publication date will be placed on the MoJ website once an exact date has been confirmed by the Chief Statistician.