Regina, ex parte O v The London Borough of Haringey, The Secretary of State for the Home Department: CA 4 May 2004

The court considered the duties of local authorities to support infirm asylum seekers with children.
Held: The authority had an obligation to support the adult, but the responsibility for the children fell on the National Asylum Support Service.


Lord Justice Rix, LCJ, Lord Justice Carnwath


[2004] EWCA Civ 535, Times 27-May-2004, [2004] 2 FNR 476




National Assistance Act 1948 21, Immigration and Asylum Act 1999


England and Wales


CitedWestminster City Council v National Asylum Support Service HL 17-Oct-2002
The applicant sought assistance from the local authority. He suffered from spinal myeloma, was destitute and an asylum seeker.
Held: Although the Act had withdrawn the obligation to provide assistance for many asylum seekers, those who were . .

Cited by:

CitedCity of Westminster v Boraliu CA 2-Nov-2007
The Council had taken leases of properties from a Housing Association to provide accomodation to the homeless, satisfying its statutory duties. The tenant B was said to be a non-secure tenant, but the tenancy agreement did not reflect the terms of . .
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Immigration, Benefits, Children

Updated: 10 June 2022; Ref: scu.196626