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Home Office written question – answered on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of Angela Crawley Angela Crawley Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Disabilities), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Pensions), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Youth affairs), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Children and Families), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many translators his Department (a) employed directly and (b) procured to work under contract in the last 12 months for which information is available; and what languages those translators spoke.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

Part (a)

No translators (i.e. people who work with written words) are employed directly.

Part (b)

297 translators were provided in the last 12 months for the following languages:

Albanian

Amharic

Arabic

Arabic (Egypt)

Arabic (Syria)

Bengali

Bengali (Bangladesh)

Bengali (India)

Bulgarian

Chinese (Hong Kong)

Chinese (PRC)

Chinese (Simplified)

Croatian

Czech

Dari - Farsi (Afghan)

Dutch

English

Estonian

Farsi (Persian)

Flemish

French

French Belgian

Georgian

German

German (Austria)

Greek

Gujarati

Hindi

Hungarian

Indonesian

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Kurdish

Latvian

Lithuanian

Macedonian

Pashto

Persian

Polish

Portuguese

Punjabi

Punjabi (Gurmukhi)

Romanian

Russian

Sinhalese

Slovak

Slovene

Somali

Spanish

Spanish Latin America

Swahili

Swedish (Sweden)

Tagalog

Tamil

Thai

Tigrinya

Turkish

Ukrainian

Urdu

Vietnamese

Welsh

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