§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if it is his policy to refuse relocation under the National Asylum Support Service allocation rules on grounds of severe clinical depression. 
§ Mrs. Roche
[holding answer 2 April 2001]: Dispersal is only considered where the asylum seeker has requested that accommodation be provided as part of an application for support. A decision on whether dispersal is appropriate is taken by the National Asylum Support Service after full and careful consideration of all the known facts. Any medical advice that dispersal is inappropriate would also be taken into account.