Translation Services

Health written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) what the value is of contracts awarded to K International by his Department for translation services in each year for which figures are available;

(2) what use NHS Direct makes of the services provided by K International set out in Government contract 05/GEN/25 on translation and interpretation provision;

(3) which (a) bodies within his Department and (b) NHS trusts use the translation and interpretation services set out in Government contract 05/GEN/25; and what the total cost is of these contracts.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department of Health

The net amount paid to K International by the Department between April 2004 and July 2008 was £78,504.92.

NHS Direct does not make use of the services provided by K International under the terms of Government contract 05/GEN/25 on translation and interpretation provision.

Information on which national health service trusts use the translation and interpretation services set out in the contract is not held centrally.

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