HC Deb 19 December 1989 vol 164 c157W
Mr. Corbyn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many interpreters are employed by his Department in the immigration service for translation from English to Kurdish; and what training they are given.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

[holding answer 18 December 1989]: There are no Kurdish-speaking interpreters in permanent employment with the immigration service, but seven have been employed this year on a casual basis. Interpreters are instructed to give a direct translation of questions put and answers given.

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