HC Deb 23 December 1976 vol 923 c901
24. Sir J. Langford-Holt

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has yet decided to deport Mohamed Ronndi, Hassan Shailon and Mustapha Amnsor, all citizens of Morocco, convicted in October of raping a 21-year-old girl.

Mr. Rees

These youths, aged between 14 and 17, come from families who have been settled here for several years. The court, which had power to recommend deportation only for offenders aged 17 or over, made no recommendation for the deportation of any of the youths. They are currently serving custodial sentences and I shall consider their situation nearer the dates of their possible release from custody.

Sir J. Langford-Holt

Is it not clear that these horrible men have abused the hospitality of the country? Are we not entitled to say that we can dispense with their company?

Mr. Rees

That was not the view of the court. I shall consider the situation at the appropriate time, when I have details of when they are likely to be released. They came here with their parents when they were younger, and their parents are settled here. It is in that context that I have to consider the case of these Moroccan youths.

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