§ Lord Beaumont of Whitley
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What provision has been made for asylum seekers who are in receipt of vouchers to pay their utility bills; and what is the mechanism for payment. [HL3556]
§ Lord Rooker
Asylum seekers in the National Asylum Support Service (NASS) accommodation do not pay utility bills. The costs of their accommodation and any utilities are met centrally. Asylum seekers in receipt of subsistence only support (vouchers) from NASS do not receive any additional help to meet the costs of their accommodation or any associated bills.