The lord chief justice has been invited to meet the courtroom interpreters he predicts will be out of a job 'within a few years' as a result of advances in technology. However, the Institute of Translation and Interpreting says Burnett's prediction is based on unproven assumptions.
Pauline McNeill (Glasgow) (Lab):
To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on recent changes to the terms and conditions of interpreters used by the courts service.
Interpreters may be drafted into schools in Scotland, to warn children about the dangers of sexual exploitation.
Judge rules midwives failed to hire an interpreter to tell mother to feed her baby and the eight-year-old is now in line for multi-million-pound NHS compensation because midwives were negligent in failing to tackle the language barrier.