12 May 2014
Christopher Chope (Christchurch, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost to the public purse was of interpretation services provided to the (a) magistrates courts and (b) Crown court in England and Wales in each of the last three years for which information is available.
Shailesh Vara (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice; North West Cambridgeshire, Conservative)
The Department does not hold centrally all of the information that has been requested. In order to provide the information we would be required to obtain a number of large reports from individual locations. This could be achieved only at disproportionate cost.