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Translation Services

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 18 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what documents her Department and its agencies translate for people in the UK who do not speak English; into which languages such documents are translated; and what the cost was of producing such translations in each of the last five years, broken down by language of translation. (113880)

Details and costs of documents published by DCMS in ethnic language versions since January 2002 are as follows. We do not have this information for DCMS’s agencies and, in respect of those, the information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

November 2002

Leaflet on the National Lottery

Translated into Hindi and Punjabi

3,000 copies of each printed.

Total cost: £1,736

Cost per language: £868

August 2005

Leaflet on the Licensing Act 2003

Translated into Turkish, Greek, Bengali, Punjabi, Gujerati, Urdu, Chinese, Arabic and Kurdish.

Supplied as an electronic PDF to local authorities for customisation, printing and distribution to their local communities.

Cost per language: £85

Total cost: £765