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Milk Tokens

Mr. Edwards: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will consider awarding milk tokens to asylum seeker mothers who are HIV positive; [24556]

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Mr. Hutton: I have been asked to reply.

Families with children aged under five who receive certain social security benefits (income support or an income-based jobseeker's allowance) are entitled to

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receive milk tokens. Families of asylum seekers who do not receive social security benefits are supported by the national asylum support service. There are no plans to change these arrangements.