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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Courts: Translation Services remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of court cases rescheduled due to problems with interpreting or translating services and (b) additional cost incurred from that rescheduling in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton South East remove filter
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Yasmin Qureshi more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry does not hold central data for all jurisdictions and hearing types in which interpreters are used and to manually review each case would incur disproportionate costs. However, central information does exist on the number of trials listed in the criminal courts which were adjourned as a result of interpreters being unavailable. This data is published in Criminal Court Statistics.</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/criminal-court-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/criminal-court-statistics</a></p><p>A table detailing such occurrences over the last three years for which data is available is copied below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="3"><p>Crown Courts</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>Magistrates’ Courts</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Number of trials</p></td><td><p>Adjourned due to interpreter availability</p></td><td><p>% of trials adjourned due to interpreter availability</p></td><td><p>Number of trials</p></td><td><p>Adjourned due to interpreter availability</p></td><td><p>% of trials adjourned due to interpreter availability</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p><strong>37,339</strong></p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>0.1%</p></td><td><p><strong>149,423</strong></p></td><td><p>495</p></td><td><p>0.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p><strong>34,579</strong></p></td><td><p>29</p></td><td><p>0.1%</p></td><td><p><strong>136,962</strong></p></td><td><p>423</p></td><td><p>0.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p><strong>29,583</strong></p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>0.1%</p></td><td><p><strong>123,023</strong></p></td><td><p>495</p></td><td><p>0.4%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>As the associated costs for HMCTS of rescheduling trial cases will vary, depending on whether other work was able to be heard in that courtroom, this information is not held centrally.</p><p>The department continues to monitor its language service contracts closely and work with the suppliers to drive improvements and reduce the cost on the taxpayer. The Language Service contract has achieved a fulfilment rate of 97% over the first quarter of 2019.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
star this property answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T14:49:11.863Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T14:49:11.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Yasmin Qureshi more like this