Thursday, 3 June 2021
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
Direct Provision System
266. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the status of the inter-Departmental work engaged in by his Department with the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth with respect to the delivery of accommodation for those in direct provision in addition to the other accommodation commitments provided for in the White Paper on Ending Direct Provision; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30305/21]
The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (D/CEDIY) recently published a White Paper on International Protection.
Policy in this area and the management of the work programme is a matter for that Department. The authorities and agencies under my Department's remit will support D/CEDIY as appropriate in implementation of the provisions of the White Paper.