||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 22 (May)
|| EWCA Civ 535
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Lord Woolf CJ, Rix and Carnwath LJJ
||Stephen Knafler (instructed by Anthony Gold) for the claimant.
||Hilton Harrop-Griffiths (instructed by John Suddaby) for the authority.
||Elisabeth Laing (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Secretary of State.
||4 May 2004
Housing - Local authority - Accommodation for infirm destitute asylum seeker - Accommodation for infirm destitute asylum seeker's children - Responsibility of local authority to provide accommodation for infirm destitute asylum seeker - Responsibility of Secretary of State to provide accommodation for children - s 21 - ss 95, 122.
It was the duty of the local authority under s21 of the to support an 'infirm destitute', notwithstanding that she was also an asylum seeker. However, it was the duty of the National Asylum Support Service to support her children under s122 of the .
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