HC Deb 25 July 1991 vol 195 c851W
Mr. Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what arrangements exist for interpretation at interviews with clients who do not speak English; how much interpreters are paid; and if he will make a statement.

Miss Widdecombe

The existing arrangements for customers who do not speak English are a matter for Mr. Michael Bichard, the chief executive of the Benefits Agency, who has taken a number of initiatives in respect of this matter. He will write to my hon. Friend and copies will be placed in the Library and the Public Information Office.