Written Answers. - Asylum Seekers' Accommodation.

Tuesday, 12 December 2000

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 528 No. 1

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  258.  Mr. Callely  Information on Ivor Callely  Zoom on Ivor Callely   asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   the amount of moneys recouped by his Department on the provision of accommodation for asylum seekers in each of the years 1997, 1998, 1999 and to date in 2000; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29204/00]

  259.  Mr. Callely  Information on Ivor Callely  Zoom on Ivor Callely   asked the Minister for the Environment and Local Government  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   the likely recoupment to his Department in respect of asylum seekers that are currently placed in emergency accommodation; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29205/00]

[254]Minister of State at the Department of the Environment and Local Government (Mr. Molloy): Information on Robert Molloy  Zoom on Robert Molloy  I propose to take Questions Nos. 258 and 259 together.

Payments made by local authorities in respect of accommodation provided for asylum seekers by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform's directorate for asylum support services are recouped by my Department. The amounts in respect of 1997, 1998, 1999 and the estimated outturn for 2000 are set out in the following table:

Year Accommodation for Asylum Seekers:Recoupment to Local Authorities by the Department of the Environment and Local Government£m
1997 2.5
1998 17.0
1999 12.3
2000 34.0 (Estimated Outturn)


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