Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Ceisteanna (860)

Seán Sherlock

Ceist:

860. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if responsibility for direct provision has been transferred to his Department. [14694/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

Detailed discussions between officials at my Department and at the Department of Justice are ongoing with regard to the transfer of functions between both Departments.

Functions relating to Equality, Disability, Domestic Violence and Direct Provision are transferring to my Department under the Programme for Government. These are very significant policy and operational areas and I want to ensure that the transfer is conducted in an effective and timely manner. In order to achieve this, officials are examining the relevant functions, legislation, funding and staffing involved. My intention is for this business to be concluded as soon as possible and for the Transfer of Functions Order to be then completed.