[…] appeared at the Isle of Wight Crown Court on Monday to face three charges of sexual assault against a child aged under 13 years, but was unable to give his pleas after his Russian interpreter failed to appear.
Migrant Workers: Interpreters and Teachers
Home Office written question – answered on 28th October 2020.
Baroness Coussins Crossbench
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations in the report by the Migration Advisory Committee Review of the Shortage Occupation List: 2020, published on 29 September, that (1) teachers of modern foreign languages in secondary schools, and (2) interpreters, should be included on that list; and what plans they have to implement those recommendations.
Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department
The independent Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) published its report on the Shortage Occupation List on 29 September. This can be found here: www.gov.uk/government/publications/review-of-the-shortage-occupation-list-2020.
We are considering carefully its recommendations before commenting on whether specific occupations will be included and taking any final decisions.
SOL 2020 - Report Final (pdf, 8535.5KB)
21st October 2020
Southsea rape accused, 31, appears at Portsmouth Crown Court ahead of trial
Muhib Uddin, 31, of Newcomen Road in Stamshaw, Portsmouth, was due to enter a plea at Portsmouth Crown Court on Tuesday.
He is accused of raping a 19-year-old woman on August 29 in an alleyway off Clarendon Road.
No interpreter was present in court.
Judge William Ashworth adjourned the case to November 10.
The case was previously adjourned on October 5 to October 20 as no interpreter attended.
No plea was entered at the hearing yesterday.
15th October 2020
Trowbridge: Olivian Mahai, 43, of Tudor Drive has had his case for speeding and driving without insurance on Elizabeth Way adjourned so the court can get a Romanian interpreter. He pleaded guilty.
Sefton patients are being urged to share their views on language services used in the NHS across Liverpool.
The team at NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are asking people for virws on services including interpreters, translated materials, and alternative format information.
Currently each local NHS organisation is responsible for organising their own language services, but sometimes this has led to variations in quality of service and poor patient experience. As part of improving care for patients who depend on language services, the local NHS is now looking at ways to introduce a more consistent approach to contracting arrangements across all health services in Liverpool and Sefton.
This includes the care provided in local hospitals, GP surgeries, GP out of hours, community healthcare, and mental health services. To help inform planning, between now and the end of October, the CCG is seeking the views of language service users, health professionals, community groups, and language service providers.
People can share their views by filling out a short online questionnaire at www.liverpoolccg.nhs.uk or by requesting a paper version of the questionnaire by calling 0151 247 6409, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or texting 07920 206 386. These contact details can also be used to request this information in another language or format, if required. […]