HC Deb 10 January 2002 vol 377 cc1026-8W
Mr. Edwards

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will consider awarding milk tokens to asylum seeker mothers who are HIV positive; [24556]

(2) if he will entitle all asylum seekers with children aged under five years to receive milk tokens. [24557]

Mr. Hutton

I have been asked to reply.

Families with children aged under five who receive certain social security benefits (income support or an income-based jobseeker's allowance) are entitled to receive milk tokens. Families of asylum seekers who do not receive social security benefits are supported by the national asylum support service. There are no plans to change these arrangements.