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Interpreter problems ?unacceptable? says ministry

PUBLISHED February 24, 2012

The Ministry of Justice has criticised the ?unacceptable? number of problems in the first weeks of a controversial new contract to run court interpreting services.

It has emerged this week that a trial hearing at Leeds Crown Court had to be called off because no one was available to translate for the Czech defendant. The aborted trial is set to cost the court service thousands of pounds in legal fees and other costs.

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