Tuesday, 19 January 2016
Department of Environment, Community and Local Government
Homeless Persons Data
461. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government why the latest routine monthly updates (details supplied) of the homeless statistics for November and December 2015 have yet to be published on his Department's website; if he will provide these figures in a spreadsheet format; and what the protocol is within his Department for publishing these figures on a regular basis. [2212/16]
My Department has just concluded the compilation of details from housing authority reports for November 2015 and is in the process of collecting reports for December 2015. Homelessness has been a standing agenda item at meetings of the Cabinet Committee on Social Policy and Public Sector Reform since January 2015; the normal procedure within my Department is to publish the monthly figures on my Department’s website when they have been noted by the Cabinet Committee.