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Departmental Translation Services

Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent by her Department on translation and interpretation services in 2007-08, broken down by language. (205187)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Wycombe (Mr. Goodman) on 19 May 2008, Official Report, column 36W.

The Department spent £8,681 on interpretation services in 2007-08. Details of interpretation services are not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.