§ 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.