Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Law Reporting: Welsh Language

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 15th February 2017.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of David Hanson David Hanson Labour, Delyn

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will ensure the local provision of Welsh language transcription services in Wales once contracts have been awarded under the Framework and Contracts for the Provision of Transcription Services for Court Reporting and Transcription Services OJEU Prior Information Notice (ref: 2016/S 155-281276) tender.

Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The detailed service specifications developed by Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) for the future provision of court transcription services include a requirement to comply with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Welsh Language Scheme.

As part of the tender evaluation process all bidders were required to demonstrate their understanding of the Welsh Language Act and their approach to incorporating the Welsh language requirements into their service model whilst maintaining specified quality and timeliness standards.

Whilst it is for individual suppliers to determine their approach to delivering Welsh language services, all service providers will therefore be required to maintain the ability to deliver legal verbatim transcripts of hearings conducted in the Welsh language, at no additional cost to users, and have access to Welsh speaking staff with the appropriate security clearances as required.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.