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Local Government: Translation Services

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 23rd July 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, (a) what the national average spend by local authorities on translation services was and (b) how much Havering Council spent on those services in each of the last five financial years.

Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

My Department does not hold these figures. As democratically elected organisations, local authorities are independent of central Government, and are responsible for managing their own budgets in line with local priorities.

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