Departmental Translation Services

Transport written question – answered on 15th May 2008.

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Photo of Sandra Gidley Sandra Gidley Shadow Minister, Health

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

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department for Transport and its agencies do not hold the data in an appropriate format to provide the breakdown requested and it could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The information that is available is in the following table.

2007-08
£000
DfT(C) Translations and interpretations, including DfT share of EU Council Secretariat translations 70.6
DVLA Translations, mostly into Welsh 111.7
VOSA Translations and interpretations 72.0
VCA Translations into Welsh 0.9
MCA Translations and interpretations 12.2
DSA Translations, mostly Welsh but also including British Sign Language 126.6
HA Data not available except at disproportionate cost

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