Thursday, 7 February 2013

‘Shambolic’ outsourcing of court interpreters 
7 February 2013 by Frances Gibb

‘Shambolic’ outsourcing of court interpreters
Whitehall officials pushed ahead with a “shambolic” outsourcing of court interpreting services that led to delays in trials and lower standards, MPs said yesterday.
In a damning report, the Ministry of Justice is castigated for failing to heed repeated warnings about the new centralised service, which has been widely criticised.
It also condemns the Ministry for instructing officials not to cooperate with an online consultation by the MPs, members of the Commons Justice Committee.
That obstruction amounts to a contempt of Parliament which MPs say they “deplore”, adding: “there should be no repetition of them in future.”

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