Translation Services

Department of Health written question – answered on 17th November 2014.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will confirm how much his Department has spent on translation services since January 2011.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Departmental translation and interpreter spend from January 2011 is provided in the following table.

Departmental Spend (excluding VAT)

Category

Year

Total

Interpretation and Translation costs

2011

£3,653

2012

£5,831

2013

£4,067

2014

£31,951

Interpretation and Translation Total

£ 45,502

The figures are taken from the Department’s Business Management System where they are jointly categorised as translation and interpreter services. Information is based on all calendar years from January 2011 and up to 30 September 2014.

The significant increase in spend in 2014 can be primarily attributed to the translator and associated costs for the Global Action Against Dementia Summit.

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