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Departmental Translation Services

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 6 March 2008, Official Report, column 2689W, on departmental translation services, how much his Department, associated agencies and non-departmental public bodies spent on translation services into (a) Irish, (b) Welsh and (c) other languages in (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05, (iii) 2005-06, (iv) 2006-07 and (v) 2007-08 to date. (197551)

The information requested is not held centrally and to provide this information would incur disproportionate costs. The Department, associated agencies and non-departmental bodies can provide the following information on translation services:

Spend on translation services

£

Irish

Other languages

2003-04

687.38

114,314.45

2004-05

1,105.91

256,772.79

2005-06

576.50

526,878.07

2006-07

1,963.00

910,160.00

Spend on translation services into other languages mainly comprises ethnic minority languages.

As indicated in a previous question (187993) figures are not yet available for the period 2007-08 but we shall lay this information in the Library of the House as soon as it becomes available.