To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what safeguards his Department has put in place to ensure that interpreters used in court and tribunal hearings are qualified to undertake the role.
The Crown Prosecution Service will write to defence teams in cases linked to an unqualified court interpreter so they can consider whether to take further action, the Gazette has learned.
A man who stole the identity of a court interpreter and appeared in court on 140 cases has avoided an immediate jail sentence.
Detective Andy Cope, from the City of London Police’s fraud team, said Mirwais Patang showed 'blind greed'
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