Translating Services

Meeting: 
MQT on 2010-10-13
Session date: 
October 13, 2010
Reference: 
2010/3346
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Your office wrote to me in November 2008, in response to a constituent's request that translation services across London's government be pooled in order to save resources (possibly with contributions from leading tourist attractions). Your office stated that the subject would be raised with London Councils 'at the earliest opportunity'. Please supply me with an update: did you raise this issue with London Councils; if so, what was the outcome? If not, do you have any plans to centralise said facilties or would you be willing to look into my constituent's suggestion?

Answer

Answer for Translating Services

Answer for Translating Services

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I regret that officers have not raised this with London Councils, and have therefore been asked to do so without delay.

I currently have no plans to centralise translating facilities, however, in these difficult economic times we and the boroughs are all having to look at where efficiencies can be made and at the scope for sharing services in order to deliver such savings.

This proposal may very well be one we look at in more detail.