Tuesday, 16 June 2015

PQ - 16th June 2015

HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Translation Services
16th June 2015

David Davies Conservative, Monmouth
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much HM Courts and Tribunal Service has spent on translators in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

Shailesh Vara The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice
We have taken translators as Face to Face interpreters, Written Translators and Telephone Interpreters. Please see below the costs breakdown by service provided and total cost that HMCTS have spent on the Capita-TI contract for the last three years:

Before 2012, courts arranged interpreter contracts on an individual basis. The Government has taken steps to ensure the system provides value for taxpayers by agreeing a national contract. Demand for these services has grown as awareness increases amongst court and tribunal users. Since we introduced a new interpreting contract in 2012 we have spent £38.2m less on language service fees.

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