NHS: Interpreters

Health written question – answered on 21st February 2012.

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Photo of Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) how many organisations tendered for each NHS trust's interpretation contract awarded to Applied Language Solutions; which organisations were shortlisted; what the monetary value of their tenders was; what criteria were used to award contracts; and whether any other organisations were invited to submit a final tender;

(2) if he will place in the Library a copy of each document relating to the assessment of Applied Language Solutions' applications for NHS trusts' interpretation contracts.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health

This information is not held centrally. The provision of interpretation and translation services by NHS bodies is a matter for local determination.

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