Immigration – Asylum seeker. The defendant Secretary of State announced to Parliament on 6 June 2013, that the level of support provided in cash to meet the essential living needs of asylum seekers for the financial year 2013/2014 should remain frozen at the rates which had applied since 2011. The Administrative Court held that the Secretary of State had erroneously failed to take into account in reaching her decision various categories of essential living needs which fell to be taken into account in setting the level of cash provided pursuant to s 96(1)(b) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.