Schedule 6 - Support for certain categories of migrant

Part of Immigration Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:30 am on 10th November 2015.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Labour, Sheffield Central 10:30 am, 10th November 2015

The Minister referred to ONS data in his justification for the formula that the Home Office uses. He will acknowledge that the Home Office deliberately reduces the sum calculated as essential by the ONS in several key respects, for example for clothing. How does he justify that?