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Courts: Translation Services

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on translators in British courts in each of the last five years. (157701)

The information requested is not collected centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost through the manual searching of individual court files. Her Majesty's Courts Service is giving consideration to the routine collection of data relating to interpreting and translation services used in court.