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Wagner Group: Sanctions

Question for Home Office

UIN HL3473, tabled on 16 November 2022

To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to permanently exclude any person who is identified as (1) being, or (2) having been, a member of the Russian Wagner Group from entry to the UK.

Answered on

30 November 2022

The Home Office does not comment on individual cases.

Travel bans restrict the movement of identified individuals associated with regimes or groups whose behaviour is considered unacceptable by the international community. A person who is the subject of a travel ban is an excluded person under section 8B of the Immigration Act 1971 and cannot lawfully enter or remain in the UK.

The Home Secretary can exclude a foreign national, where it is conducive to the public good. The Immigration Rules also provide for the refusal of entry clearance or permission to enter at the border if a person’s presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good because of their conduct, character, associations or other reasons.

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