Police interpreters - update required

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Dear Merseyside Police,

I refer to your reply to my request last year, FOI Request Reference: SM941/16, where the answers given cover the period up to October 2017.

I am therefore making a new request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 with the same 3 questions:

1. Which arrangements does the police force use to book translators and interpreters?

2. When do the current arrangements/contract for booking translators and interpreters come to an end/expire?

3. Please provide details of any procurement exercise aimed to shape the future strategy of the force in relation to translation and interpreting.

Yours faithfully,

Maureen Panday

Freedom Of Information, Merseyside Police

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Dear Ms Penday,

 

Response Letter - FOI Application SMC-2017-1174 (please quote in all
correspondence)

 

I write in connection with your request for information which was received
by Merseyside Police on 12/11/2017. I note that you seek access to the
following information:

 

(paraphrased) Information relating to translators and
interpreters.           

 

Following receipt of your request searches were conducted within
Merseyside Police to locate information relevant to your request. I can
confirm that the information that you requested is held by Merseyside
Police.

 

To locate the information relevant to your request, searches were
conducted in the Finance Unit

The searches located the records relevant to your request.

 

I have today decided to disclose the located information to you.  Please
find attached my full Response Table.

 

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

S. McMeekin

Disclosure Analyst

Merseyside Police

Data Access Unit (FOI)

PO BOX 59

LIVERPOOL L69 1JD

Fax: 0151 777 1677

E-mail:  [2][Merseyside Police request email]

 

 

 

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