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British Police’s huge spend on translation services

According to a Daily Mail report, the British Police spent an average of 75,000 pounds a day (over $124,000) over the last 3 years on translation services for communicating with migrant criminals, witnesses, and victims. The total amount was over 82 million pounds ($135 million) for the last 3 years, a 60% rise over that since 2004.

Simon Reed, Vice Chairman, Police Federation says while there have been job cuts and pay freeze due to lack of funds the spending on translation services has been growing steadily. He feels it is not fair for the police to bear the entire cost. 16,000 police officers have been taken off front line duties to save costs during the period. For more information please visit http://www.inewsone.com/2011/08/20/british-police-spent-82-mn-pounds-for-talking-to-migrants/70038.

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