Courts: Translation Services

Justice written question – answered on 25th March 2013.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the savings to his Department as a result of the implementation of the ALS/Capita contract for court translation and interpreting services.

Photo of Helen Grant Helen Grant The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities

The estimate of savings under the language services call-off contract with Capita is based on the pre-contract spend of approximately £30 million each year. This covers courts, tribunals and the National Offender Management Service.

The savings in the first year of the contract's operation are estimated at £15 million.

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