Justice is supposed to be blind, but
not when signing outsourcing contracts.
House of Commons committees expose
Ministry of Justice outsourcing contract calamities.
[…] A stark example of this unthinking wage-cutting was
exposed by the House of Commons’ Justice
Committee inquiring into the Ministry of Justice's (MoJ) calamitous
outsourcing: the provision of foreign language interpreters. Interpreters are
required in courts and tribunals to help ensure non-English speaking defendants
receive justice. Ironically interpreters are mainly freelance contractors -
they are already 'private sector'. The MoJ seemed to simply want someone else
to take on the task of cutting the interpreters' pay. […]