472. Matters to be taken into account in provision of accommodation.

472.     Matters to be taken into account in provision of accommodation.

When exercising his power1 to provide accommodation the Secretary of State2 must have regard to:

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    (1)     the fact that the accommodation is to be temporary pending determination of the asylum seeker's3 claim4;

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    (2)     the desirability, in general, of providing accommodation in areas in which there is a ready supply of accommodation5; and

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    (3)     such other matters as may be prescribed by regulations6.

When the Secretary of State is providing or arranging for the provision of accommodation7 for an asylum seeker8 and his family