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]
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]
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]
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]
Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality (Deputy David Stanton): 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)|
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.