Apr 08 2008
A recent poll done by the Conservative Party in the UK revealed that the UK police forces spent almost £2,700 an hour on translators in 2007. This was spent on translation and interpreting with witness and suspects.
A total bill of £24 million for translation in 2006/07 was returned.
This was up 64 per cent from the 2004 figure of £14 million.
The data and figures were gathered by the Conservatives as part of a Freedom of Information request to forces in England and Wales.