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Primary Care Trusts: Interpreters

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by primary care trusts on interpreters in each year since 2001. (182851)

National health service bodies are not required to report their planned or actual spending on interpretation and translation services to the Department. When planning such services, NHS bodies should take due account of their legal duties, the composition of the communities they serve, and the needs and circumstances of their patients, service users and local populations.