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Departmental Translation Services

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many language translators are employed in (a) each of his Department's executive agencies and (b) its non-ministerial department; and what the cost of translating services provided by such people was in the latest period for which information is available. (257158)

The Department: and its agencies do not employ language translators. The Department and its agencies purchase translation services from the Central Office of Information and approved suppliers. These services are purchased locally by directorates where required.