17 Jul 2012
SIR – For the Home Office to be aware of substantial contractual problems with G4S two weeks before the Olympics can only indicate a failure in the corridors of power.
A similar situation is continuing in the Ministry of Justice, which contracted out court interpreter services. In the five months since, hundreds of cases have been adjourned due to a lack of interpreters and some trials have collapsed.
In the House of Lords last week the minister responsible admitted that the envisaged saving would not be met, but no one in authority appears to be taking urgent and remedial action against the contractor.
Nigel D Moore