27 Mar 2012
Courts: Translation Services
David Davies (Monmouth, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many court cases have been delayed in the last 12 months as a result of Applied Language Solutions not providing an interpreter.
Jonathan Djanogly (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (HM Courts Service and Legal Aid), Justice; Huntingdon, Conservative)
The contract with Applied Language Services was introduced in criminal courts in the north west in December 2011 and was implemented across the rest of HMCTS on 30 January 2012. No figures are available on the number of court cases delayed as result of problems with interpreters.