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Afghanistan: Interpreters

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 149267, tabled on 29 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many interpreters the UK evacuation team employed during Operation Pitting through WorldWide Language Resources in Afghanistan.

Answered on

19 April 2022

During Op PITTING, the Ministry of Defence contracted 16 interpreters, all of whom were employed by WorldWide Language Resources.

All interpreters used during Op PITTING were UK nationals. Once Op PITTING had been completed all interpreters returned home to the UK. No Afghan nationals were employed as interpreters as a part of the UK evacuation team during Op PITTING.

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