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Courts: Translation Services

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the Answer of 15 October 2007, Official Report, column 750W, on courts: translation services, what plans Her Majesty’s Courts Service has made for the collection of data relating to interpreting and translation services used in court. (188083)

Her Majesty’s Court Service is considering introducing a new centralised system for the provision of interpreting services in court. The proposal for the new system is still in the planning stage and is currently undergoing review and approval. Following implementation it will be possible to collect data centrally.