448. Meanings of 'essential living needs' and 'essential items'.

Until a day to be appointed1, in determining, for the purposes of the statutory provisions relating to support for asylum seekers2, whether a person's 'other essential living needs' are met3, the Secretary of State may not have regard to that person's personal preference as to clothing4 but must have regard to such other matters as may be prescribed5. Additionally, none of these items and expenses are to be treated6 as being an essential living need for these purposes:


    (1)     the cost of faxes7;


    (2)     computers and the cost of computer facilities8;


    (3)     the cost of photocopying9;


    (4)     travel expenses