Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 180 (Jan)
Court: Administrative Court

Owen J

Representation James Collins (instructed by Sheikh & Co) for the claimant.
  Kelvin Rutledge (instructed by Louise Round) for the local authority.
Judgment Dates: 24 January 2002


Immigration - Asylum seeker - Destitute asylum-seeker - Asylum seeker with dependent child - Asylum seeker applying to local authority for assistance - Local authority's policy to provide subsistence payment calculated at £3 per day per person in family unit - Whether authority's policy unreasonable - Asylum Support (Interim Provisions) Regulation 1999.

The Case

On an application for judicial review challenging the defendant local authority's policy of calculating subsistence payments payable to destitute asylum seekers pursuant to the Asylum Support (Interim Provisions) Regulation 1999 as 3 per day per person in a family unit, it was held that that policy was not unreasonable.

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