MoJ defies MPs on interpreters
Ministry of Justice has been accused of defying a committee of MPs examining
its "shambolic" handling of court interpreters.
inquiry was launched by the Justice Committee after a series of blunders early
last year by Applied Language Solutions (ALS), which was contracted by the MoJ
to provide interpreting services. In one incident, a defendant charged with
perverting justice was told he was accused of being a pervert.
Justice Committee said the department may have been in contempt of Parliament
after it ordered court staff not to take part in the inquiry.