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Criminal Proceedings: Interpreters

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 7th January 2020.

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Photo of Matthew Offord Matthew Offord Conservative, Hendon

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether translators in criminal trials are remunerated in cases where the foreign-speaking defendant does not turn up for their trial.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

If an interpreter has attended a booking, but is no longer required to deliver service, at a minimum they will be paid a cancellation fee. Depending on the circumstances the interpreter may also receive a payment for the time spent waiting to provide a service at the venue.

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