Asylum: Interviews

Home Office written question – answered on 9th July 2020.

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Photo of Lord Roberts of Llandudno Lord Roberts of Llandudno Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government for which languages there are interpreters available for asylum seekers’ interviews.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

A definitive list of languages is not available as both demand for different languages and provision of interpreter services to meet the demand constantly change. Such services for asylum interviews are principally organised through the Home Office Interpreter Operation Unit. The Home Office also maintains ongoing arrangements with external providers in case demand cannot be fully met internally.

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