§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Mr. Vindokumar Patel of the east midlands immigration service has been retained by the immigration and nationality department or the police as an interpreter or in any other capacity in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
Mr. Patel has not been employed by the immigration and nationality department. The employment of interpreters by the police is a matter for the chief officer of police concerned.