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Translation Costs

Requested on
Thu 10th November, 2011
Reference
FOI 1530
Resolution
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Question

In the financial year (a) 2009/10 (b) 2010/11 how much was spent by your organisation on providing foreign language translation services (i.) for written communications (ii.) for verbal communications (iii.) in total? [If you are unable to answer questions (i.) and (ii.) I would still require point (iii.) to be answered.]

What is the full list of languages your organisation has provided translation services for in the year (a) 2009/10 (b) 2010/11? [If you are unable to provide the data in financial years, I would accept it being presented in (a) 2009 (b) 2010 (c) up until the request response date.]

Answer

The tables below show the total costs of translations for 2009/10 and 2010/11, broken down for each language.  Attached is a document showing the breakdown between written and verbal translations for 2010/11. 

09/10
  Cost
 
Hindi
 £193
 
Bengali
 £1183
 
Turkish
 £523
 
Mandarin
 £364
 
Pashtu
 £163
 
Latvian
 £1016
 
Portuguese
 £175
 
Polish
 £524
 
Italian
 £97
 
Punjabi
 £330
 
Gujarati
 £618
 
Chinese
 £611
 
Urdu
 £233
 
Kurdish
 £209
 
Cantonese
 £1338
 
Russian
 £95
 
Catalan
 £131
 
TOTAL SPEND
 £7, 803
 


 

10/11
 Cost
 
Hindi
 £311
 
Bengali
 £372
 
Turkish
 £1662
 
Mandarin
 £255
 
Latvian
 £387
 
Portuguese
 £9
 
Polish
 £669
 
Italian
 £31
 
Punjabi
 £175
 
Gujarati
 £537
 
Chinese
 £604
 
Cantonese
 £1793
 
Russian
 £161
 
Spanish
 £229
 
Slovac
 £20
 
TOTAL SPEND
 £7215

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