HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Translation Services:Written question - 1429

Q
(Monmouth)
Asked on: 08 June 2015
Ministry of Justice
HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Translation Services
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much HM Courts and Tribunal Service has spent on translators in each of the last three years for which figures are available.
A
Answered by: Mr Shailesh Vara
Answered on: 16 June 2015

We have taken translators as Face to Face interpreters, Written Translators and Telephone Interpreters. Please see below the costs breakdown by service provided and total cost that HMCTS have spent on the Capita-TI contract for the last three years:

Total

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

FTF

£12,075,110

£16,040,076

£17,214,294

Translation

£42,723

£27,196

£34,824

ITI

£14,904

£17,140

£12,581

Total

£12,132,737

£16,084,412

£17,261,699

Before 2012, courts arranged interpreter contracts on an individual basis. The Government has taken steps to ensure the system provides value for taxpayers by agreeing a national contract. Demand for these services has grown as awareness increases amongst court and tribunal users. Since we introduced a new interpreting contract in 2012 we have spent £38.2m less on language service fees.

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