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Departmental Translation Services

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was spent by his Department on translation and interpretation services in 2007-08, broken down by language. (205188)

Details of expenditure on translation and interpretation services incurred by the Department in 2007-08 are as follows:

2007-08: £5,497.26

The figure relates to actual translation and interpretation work as recorded on the Department’s integrated financial information system. The figure excludes publishing costs, on-line or off-line, associated with the translated material. The costs incurred for translation and interpretation are recorded under a general heading of Translation Fees. To extract the specific financial data with regard to language would involve disproportionate cost.

The Department for Children, Schools and Families was created on 28 June 2007 as a result of a Machinery of Government change and the expenditure recorded above includes that of its predecessor department, the Department for Education and Skills.