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Departmental Translation Services

Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent by his Department on translation and interpretation services in 2007-08, broken down by language. (205174)

In 2007-08 the Department for Work and Pensions spent £1.6 million on telephone interpreting services and £1.8 million on face to face interpreting services.

The Department's contracted spend on translation services in 2007-08 was £40,698, of which £31,535 was translating English into Welsh. No other information is held centrally to provide any further breakdown by language and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.