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Leave to Remain (Sam Fontana Wright)

Volume 542: debated on Thursday 15 March 2012

The Petition of residents of Pendle, Lancashire, and others,

Declares that the Petitioners believe that Sam Fontana Wright should be allowed leave to remain in Britain.

The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to encourage the UK Border Agency to halt his deportation and reconsider his case.

And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Andrew Stephenson, Official Report, 28 June 2011; Vol. 530, c. 927.]

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Observations from the Secretary of State for the Home Department:

The Government expect persons to comply with the conditions of their leave to enter or remain in the UK. Those with no legal right to be in the UK are expected to leave voluntarily. Where they do not, the Government will seek to enforce their removal. A decision to remove an individual from the United Kingdom is only taken after careful consideration of all the circumstances and only once any applications or representations have been decided.

The individual concerned had remained beyond the expiry of their leave so was liable to detention and administrative removal from the UK under section 10 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.