25 February 2013
Crown Prosecution Service: Interpreters
Emily Thornberry (Islington South and Finsbury, Labour)
To ask the Attorney-General what proportion of interpreters used by Crown Prosecution Service witness care units in (a) Lancashire, (b) Staffordshire, (c) West Yorkshire and (d) the West Midlands were provided by Capita TI since September 2012.
Oliver Heald (Solicitor General; North East Hertfordshire, Conservative)
Records held by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) are not sufficiently detailed to calculate the proportion of interpreters used by witness care units in Lancashire, Staffordshire, West Yorkshire and the West Midlands provided by Capita TI since September 2012.
However, the proportion of interpreters used by the CPS between September 2012 and December 2012 in North West area, West Midlands area and Yorkshire and Humberside area provided by Capita TI was 56%.