Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (257, 258, 259, 260)

Catherine Connolly

Question:

257. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the number of persons in direct provision accommodation centres between the end of October 2018 and the end of May 2019, by month, age and gender in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26168/19]

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Catherine Connolly

Question:

258. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the average and median duration of stay within direct provision reception and accommodation centres for international protection applicants from January 2018 to date, by month in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26169/19]

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Catherine Connolly

Question:

259. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the Reception and Integration Agency has not published monthly reports since October 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26170/19]

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Catherine Connolly

Question:

260. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the reason the Reception and Integration Agency has not produced information on the duration of stay for persons within direct provision accommodation centres since January 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26171/19]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 257 to 260, inclusive, together.

The Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) website is currently undergoing extensive improvements. All monthly statistics from October 2018 to date are currently being collated and will be available in the coming weeks.

The total duration of stay statistical data the Deputy requires is not available for 2018 on a monthly basis as it is not usually collated on a monthly basis. The report is run at a particular point in time as the information does not vary hugely from month to month. The median and average data is available for 2019 and is contained in the tabular statements below, these figures were produced at the end of each month, using data from the Department of Justice and Equality's AISIP system.

Median and Average Duration of Stay - Accommodation and Reception centres 2019.

Month

Median (in months)

Average (in months)

January

17

24

February

18

24

March

18

25

April

19

24

May

19

25

The data relating to the number of people by age and gender in accommodation and reception centres from October 2018 to May 2019 is contained in the tabular statements below.

Number of people in accommodation centres October 2018 - May 2019 by age and gender.

October

Age Range

0-4

5-12

13-17

18-25

26-35

36-45

46-55

56-65

66+

Total

Female

328

323

101

268

713

453

119

47

22

2,374

Male

355

349

125

491

1,060

689

211

43

16

3,339

Total

683

672

226

759

1,773

1,142

330

90

38

5,713

November

Age Range

0-4

5-12

13-17

18-25

26-35

36-45

46-55

56-65

66+

Total

Female

324

330

101

268

702

454

118

47

21

2365

Male

347

346

127

481

1061

688

210

44

16

3320

Total

671

676

228

749

1763

1142

328

91

37

5685

December

Age Range

0-4

5-12

13-17

18-25

26-35

36-45

46-55

56-65

66+

Total

Female

327

339

114

250

722

468

119

48

23

2410

Male

345

353

131

496

1064

694

224

45

21

3373

Total

672

692

245

746

1786

1162

343

93

44

5783

January

Age Range

0-4

5-12

13-17

18-25

26-35

36-45

46-55

56-65

66+

Total

Female

332

347

119

265

729

480

117

50

22

2461

Male

355

372

121

516

1062

710

231

45

18

3430

Total

687

719

240

781

1791

1190

348

95

40

5891

February

Age Range

0-4

5-12

13-17

18-25

26-35

36-45

46-55

56-65

66+

Total

Female

331

347

117

265

723

487

116

52

22

2460

Male

353

373

121

524

1071

718

229

45

18

3452

Total

684

720

238

789

1794

1205

345

97

40

5912

March

Age Range

0-4

5-12

13-17

18-25

26-35

36-45

46-55

56-65

66+

Total

Female

278

366

151

430

1043

784

269

53

18

3392

Male

287

463

100

230

676

551

138

59

24

2528

Total

565

829

251

660

1719

1335

407

112

42

5920

April

Age Range

0-4

5-12

13-17

18-25

26-35

36-45

46-55

56-65

66+

Total

Female

325

359

123

272

721

495

116

52

22

2485

Male

351

372

128

532

1063

726

236

44

17

3469

Total

676

731

251

804

1784

1221

352

96

39

5954

May

Age Range

0-4

5-12

13-17

18-25

26-35

36-45

46-55

56-65

66+

Total

Female

326

367

126

271

722

507

115

53

22

2509

Male

346

385

135

536

1068

730

242

45

18

3505

Total

672

752

261

807

1790

1237

357

98

40

6014