483. Recovery of expenditure on support from sponsor.

If a person ('the sponsor') has given a written undertaking in pursuance of the Immigration Rules1 to be responsible for the maintenance and accommodation of another person2 and asylum support is provided3 to or in respect of that other person4, the Secretary of State5 may make a complaint against the sponsor to a magistrates' court for an order that payments be made in respect of support so provided6. The court must have regard to all the circumstances (and in particular to the sponsor's income)