Dáil Éireann - Volume 623 - 06 July, 2006
Written Answers. - Unaccompanied Minors.
Ms McManus Ms McManus
Ms McManus asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Health and Children the number of unaccompanied minors referred to the Health Service Executive between the years 2000 and 2006; the number that remain in the care of the HSE; the number that have gone missing or remain unaccounted for while under the care of the HSE; if this information is collated; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [28005/06]
Mr. B. Lenihan Mr. B. Lenihan
Mr. B. Lenihan: Information in relation to separated children seeking asylum was not routinely collected by my Department prior to 2001. The information held in this Department on Unaccompanied Minors Seeking Asylum collected as part of the Interim Dataset is set out in the table below.
I have requested the Health Service Executive to provide you, if possible, with more recent figures and the further information relating to Unaccompanied Minors Seeking Asylum sought by you.
Dáil Éireann 623 Written Answers. Unaccompanied Minors.