I propose to take Questions Nos. 348, 355 and 356 together.
The National Quality Standards Framework (NQSF) for homeless services is in place nationally for local authority and NGO delivered services.
The NQSF has been developed to ensure a consistent approach in how local authorities and service providers respond to the needs of those experiencing homelessness and to improve the quality of services provided. In general, the operation of emergency accommodation facilities is contracted out by local authorities, under service level agreements, to NGOs involved in the delivery of homeless services.
Monitoring of services and the undertaking of site visits under the NQSF are a matter for the individual local authorities. Negotiation of contracts is likewise a matter between the local authority and the accommodation provider. My Department does not hold the details requested by the Deputy.