445. Meaning of 'dependant'.

445.     Meaning of 'dependant'.

For the purposes of the statutory provisions relating to support for asylum seekers1 'dependant'2, in relation to an asylum seeker3 or a supported person4, means a person in the United Kingdom5 who:


    (1)     is his spouse or civil partner6;


    (2)     is a child of his, or of his spouse or civil partner, who is, or was at the relevant time7, under 18 and dependent on him8;


    (3)     is a member of his or his spouse or civil partner's close family and is, or was at the relevant time, under 189;


    (4)     had