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Police: Translation Services

Question for Home Office

UIN 223192, tabled on 3 February 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce translation and interpretation costs in police forces.

Answered on

6 February 2015

The provision of translation and interpretation services is an operational matter for the Chief Constable of each force in England and Wales. These services fall into one of the categories in which Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables have agreed to move to standardise specifications of their requirements and to aggregate buying power to improve the value for money they obtain.

Under this Government, collaborative procurement of goods and services has delivered £200 million in savings for the taxpayer.

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