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Justice Select Committee Report (Court Interpreting)

The Justice Select Committee Report has been released.

Please click on the attachments below to read the report and the press releases prepared by the Professional Interpreters for Justice and the Justice Select Committee.

ITI’s Chairman, Nick Rosenthal explains: “In our professional view the Framework Agreement is unsalvageable and must be replaced by something better. The rates of pay that are offered under it are so low that qualified, professional interpreters are no longer able or willing to continue working in the court system.

ITI’s Chief Executive said: “The Framework Agreement is completely flawed. The MoJ should take this report in conjunction with the reports from The National Audit Office and Public Accounts Committee and suspend the contract. This would give the profession the signal that the MoJ is keen to have meaningful consultations and to agree on a workable alternative.”

The Report has spread far and wide and the news has been covered in the following publications:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21347718

http://www.lawgazette.co.uk/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2013/feb/06/court-interpreting-services-privatisation-shambolic

http://www.northwalesweeklynews.co.uk/conwy-county-news/2013/02/06/moj-contract-handling-shambolic-55243-32753905/

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/justice-committee/news/interpreters-and-als-report/

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/375895/MoJ-contract-handling-shambolic-

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/article4781217.ece

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2274169/Government-department-branded-shambolic-handling-court-interpreter-services-unqualified-man-stood-wife-murder-trial.html

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