HL Deb 22 February 2000 vol 610 c17WA
Lord Harris of Haringey

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What level of support will be provided under the new asylum seeker support arrangements. [HL1182]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

Subject to assessment on a case-by-case basis, the weekly levels of voucher support for asylum seekers under the new arrangements are given in the table:

Amount of voucher Support in £s
Person aged 18 to 24 28.95
Person aged 25 or over 36.54
Couple 57.37
Lone parent 36.54
Child under 16 26.60
Child 16 or 17 31.75

These amounts will be given in the form of vouchers, £10 of which will he redeemable for cash per person per week.