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’s point about food is of course right. Clothing goes in the other direction. If we look at all the essential living needs, the ONS data would suggest that a level of £40.47 was appropriate, which the Home Office has downgraded to £36.95. Is that not the case?