473. Matters to be taken into account in provision of essential living needs or essential items.

The matters to which the Secretary of State1 must have regard, and may not have regard, when exercising his power2 to provide essential living needs (until a day to be appointed3) or (as from that day) food and other essential items4 have been prescribed5. In addition, when exercising his power to provide essential living needs (or, as the case may be, food and other essential items), the Secretary of State may limit the overall amount of the expenditure which he incurs in connection with a particular supported person