What is no good for a prison is acceptable for a court
I attended HMP Wormwood Scrubs as an interpreter for a legal visit. There is a notice on a wall there stating that "all interpreters must produce their NRPSI cards." So if you are not registered on the NRPSI, you will be refused entry.
It’s hilarious, considering that most ALS/Capita interpreters would not be allowed to work in this prison, even though booked by a solicitor, not the prison directly. The National Audit Office pointed out that in May only 305 NRPSI interpreters out of 2,200 were registered with Capita.
What is no good for a prison is welcomed by the court service, even when that someone turns up late. Another blatant proof of slipping standards for court interpreters.