22 February 2014
Andy Slaughter MP comments on the latest NAO Report into the Ministry of Justice language services contract
Andy Slaughter MP, Labour’s Shadow Justice Minister, commenting on the latest NAO Report into the Ministry of Justice language services contract, said:
"Our courts are busy enough places already without the extra chaos and costs resulting from Capita’s underperformance in providing interpreting and translation services.
"There are wide variations in their performance, and they are still not hitting their targets. Too many Capita interpreters continue not to turn up or turn up late. This all leaves question marks left hanging over the quality of justice being delivered.
"It’s a disgrace that Ministers have still failed to get a grip after two years. If the Ministry of Justice can’t do translating contracts properly, how can we have any confidence in their ability to do prison and probation contracts?"