Salisbury Foundation Trust


Internal Reference Number: FOI_6052

Date Request Received: 02/03/2021 14:11:59

Date Request Replied To: 17/03/2021 15:11:03

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Request Summary: language and translation spending

Request Category: Companies

Question Number 1:
This FOI refers to FOI 6030 in some parts, please see attached answers for this FOI.

For 2015/2016 and 2016/2017, the spending for translation appears as N/A. Was the spending zero or no data is available? If the latter, could you please clarify why the data is not available?
Answer To Question 1:
The information is not available as these services were not coded separately in those years.FOI 6030 NHS spending translation and total budget.xlsx
Question Number 2:
Can you please clarify whether the interpreting spending includes British Sign Language (BSL)? If yes, do you have any data on the spending on BSL for those years so I can subtract it from the totals?
Answer To Question 2:
No, the figure does not include BSL
Question Number 3:
I would be interested in the Expenditure Budget (including financing) of your organisation for each of those financial years.
Answer To Question 3:
Copies of the Trust's Annual Accounts for all of these years can be found on its website at the following link:
Please see attachments:
FOI 6030 NHS spending translation and total budget.xlsx
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