Justice CommitteeWritten evidence from Mateusz Kiecz following the evidence session on 30 October 2012

In the light of today’s statement by Mr Gavin Wheeldon that they had no information whatsoever regarding the demand for interpreting services and that the Ministry of Justice made every effort to receive as much information about it as they could possibly do, please find attached responses to my FOI requests made to Magistrates’ Courts in Barnsley, Doncaster, Grimsby, Hull, Rotherham, Scunthorpe, Sheffield and Wakefield, as well as Crown Courts in Bradford, Doncaster, Hull and Sheffield.

Despite my requests were limited to 5 most frequently and 5 least frequently used languages, it proves the information was widely available to general public and could have been gathered by the Ministry as part of their due diligence.

I obtained this information by sending a request in January 2012 and received most of replies by February 2012.

October 2012

Prepared 5th February 2013