Figures released on bookings subcontracted by Capita TI
Ministry of Justice, 2.19
2nd Floor, 102 Petty France
Our Reference: FOI 80663
21 February 2013
Dear Mrs McCafferty,
Freedom of Information Request
Thank you for your email of 4 February 2013, in which you clarify your previous request for information from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ):
“Thank you very much for sending through your response to my FOI request (FOI 80320). I would like to clarify that in my request I referred only to face-to-face interpreting bookings and only in foreign languages, excluding the British Sign Language. As for the term “subcontractor”, the Framework Agreement makes a distinction between Capita linguists of various tiers and other subcontractors, specifically, on Page 115: “For the purposes of this contract, Applied Language Solutions will act as sole supplier, with some part of the work delivered via a small number of subcontractors”; and on Page 118: “It is planned that all of the face-to-face interpreting will be undertaken by ALS and not subcontracted.”
I am therefore asking about the percentage of interpreter bookings completed by Capita’s subcontractors, e.g. other agencies, as opposed to self-employed linguists of various tiers registered on the Capita portal.”
Your request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA). I have taken your request to cover the period of 30 January and 31 August 2012, as set out in your previous FOI request 80320.
I can confirm that the department holds information that you have asked for, and I am pleased to provide this to you.
During the period 30 January to 31 August 2012, 1.5% of the total successful face to face interpreter bookings for foreign languages were filled by other agencies through the Capita contract for language services.
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