Police: Urdu

Home Office written question – answered at on 22 February 2024.

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Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much police forces in England and Wales have spent on translation services for English to Urdu in the last five years.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much police forces have spent on English to Polish translation services in each of the last five years.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much police forces have spent on English to Arabic translation services in each of the last five years.

Photo of John Hayes John Hayes Conservative, South Holland and The Deepings

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much police forces have spent on translation services from English to Panjabi in the last five years.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office does not hold information relating to the proportion of budgets spent on translation services for police forces.

Decisions on how to use funding and resources are an operational matter for Chief Constables. Police and Crime Commissioners are best placed to make resourcing decisions within their communities based on their local knowledge and experience.

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