447. Meaning of 'adequate accommodation'.

447.     Meaning of 'adequate accommodation'.

In determining, for the purposes of the statutory provisions relating to support for asylum seekers1, whether a person's accommodation is 'adequate', the Secretary of State must consider:

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    (1)     whether it would be reasonable for the person to continue to occupy the accommodation given the general circumstances prevailing in relation to housing in the district of the local housing authority2 where the accommodation is located3;

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    (2)     whether the accommodation is affordable for him4;

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    (3)     whether the accommodation is provided as temporary support in cases of destitution5, or otherwise on an emergency basis, only