HMCTS Interpreting Reports
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the estimated cost to the public purse is of unfulfilled or cancelled cases in each year since the contracting out of interpreter services to all courts in (a) England and Wales and (b) each region.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the annual value is of the private contract to provide interpreters to courts in England and Wales; and how much is spend on each region on that contract.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate has he made of the number of unfilled cases since the contract to provide interpreters to all courts was contracted out; and if he will make a statement?
The hearing was adjourned when the council solicitor recommended the meeting be rearranged to allow for a proper interpreter to be drafted in.