HC Deb 04 December 1995 vol 268 cc18-20W
Mr. Parry

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the(a) right hon. and hon. Members, (b) Church spokesmen and (c) other organisations that have made representations against the deportation of Dr. Bayo Omoyiola to Nigeria; and if he will make a statement. [3357]

Mr. Kirkhope

Details of people and groups who have made representations in this case are set out in the tables.

(a) Honourable and right honoutable Members for (b) Church spokesmen (c) Other organisations
Birmingham Selly Oak The Rt. Rev. Lord Edward Frais
Chesterfield Bishop of Coventry Abrahamson Bayo
Cynon Valley The Rt. Rev. Lord Omoyiola
Falkirk West Bishop of Liverpool Anti-Deportation
Hackney North and The Rt. Rev. Lord Campaign
Stoke Newington Bishop of Ripon Bolton Communities of
Islington North The Rt. Rev. the Resistance
Littleborough and Bishop of Blackburn Merseyside and Region
Saddleworth The Rt. Rev. Bishop of Churches
Liverpool Mossley Hill Truro The Campaign Against
Liverpool Riverside The Most Rev. Derek Double Punishment
Liverpool West Derby Warlock Partners of Prisoners'
Renfrew West and The Rt. Rev. David Families Support
Inverclyde Sheppard Group
Staffordshire The Rev. Russell Theatre Link
Moorlands Naylor Liverpool Black Sisters
Sunderland North Unison
Warrington North Black National Caucus
Warrington South Friends Information
Merseyside Region of
City of Liverpool
Housing and
Community Services
Liverpool Housing
National Museum and
Galleries on
Merseyside African
Methodist Church in
Liverpool and Law
Immigration Advice
Federation of Black
Housing Associations
Merseyside Caribbean
Greater Manchester
Immigration Aid
Toxteth Activity

In addition, an early-day motion was signed by the following:

  • The hon. Members for:
  • Liverpool, Garston
  • Bootle
  • Liverpool, Walton
  • Tottenham
  • Nottingham, South
  • St. Helens, South
  • Knowsley, North
  • Wakefield
  • Bolton, South-East
  • Easington
  • Leyton
  • Knowsley, South
  • Islwyn
  • Birkenhead
  • Blyth Valley
  • St. Helens, North
  • Halifax
  • Liverpool, Broadgreen
  • Wigan
  • Wallasey

Dr. Omoyiola has been in the United Kingdom without leave since 14 May 1991 and entered his employment without permission to do so. He has been refused a work permit. On 16 November 1994 he was given notice of a decision to deport him and his appeal was subsequently dismissed by an independent adjudicator who considered it inappropriate to make any recommendation on his case to the Secretary of State. Full account has been taken of the various representations made on Dr. Omoyiola's behalf. However, he has no claim to be here and his circumstances are not so compelling or compassionate as to warrant him being allowed to remain exceptionally. A deportation order has therefore been signed on 10 November 1995 and this will shortly be served on Dr. Omoyiola. Arrangements will be made for his removal to Nigeria.