Wednesday, 6 October 2021
Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth
Direct Provision System
90. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth the status of the report concerning the opening of a direct provision centre (details supplied) in March 2020. [48725/21]
91. To ask the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth if he will provide a list of all direct provision accommodation centres; the number of persons resident in each centre; the number of those who are under 18 years of age; the number who are remaining in each centre as they cannot secure accommodation elsewhere; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48726/21]
I would direct the Deputy to the figures in the tables attached. Table 1 lists each accommodation centre with its respective number of residents, with children - those under 18 years of age - shown as a subset of the overall amount. As the Deputy can see, as of 26 September, there are 7,206 persons in accommodation. Of this total, 2,038 are persons under 18 years of age.
In regard to the number of persons with refugee status/subsidiary protection or persons with Stamp 4 (permission to remain in the State) who continue to be resident in accommodation centres this number is currently 1,251, of whom 381 are persons under 18 years of age. Table 2 provides a breakdown by centre.