Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Questions (327)

Pa Daly

Question:

327. Deputy Pa Daly asked the Minister for Justice and Equality his plans to send additional asylum seekers to a direct provision centre (details supplied); if so, the number; if a health inspection will be carried out in advance of any such transfers; and the way in which testing for Covid-19 will be managed. [12178/20]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

There are no plans to move additional persons to the centre referred to by the Deputy at the current time. The centre currently has a total of 63 residents onsite including nine children.

Any decisions on tests or testing policy is a matter for the HSE in a public health context.