Value for money, isn’t it?

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

HM Court Service introduced the Libra computer system in December last year 7 years late and £260m over budget but it went live without the ability to issue a summons in Welsh, which has been a legal requirement since 1967.

The service says it intends to add the functionality in by September this year at a cost of around £4m and in the meantime it is having summonses translated by the Ministry of Justice.  So far the MoJ have spent £425 on translating summonses meaning it will take 1,569 years to recoup the £4m cost of automating the translations.

Talk about pissing money up the wall.

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  1. axel (1214 comments) says:

    £4m? wtf?

    would it be easier to mail merge the summonses?

    ‘Dai Jones come to court for shagging sheep’

    and in welsh

    ‘Dai Jwozzzeonesbach the dole lanbilliocjk ferbil Mrs Jwozzzeonesbaaaaaaaah the bike’

  2. axel (1214 comments) says:

    Although are Primitives are a slightly different kettle of fish than your lots, it all comes down to the same thing

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