245. Objection to, appeal against and enforcement of penalty notices.

A person who is given a penalty notice1 for failing to comply with a requirement of the Immigration (Biometric Registration) Regulations 20082 may by notice to the Secretary of State object3 on the grounds:

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    (1)     that he has not failed to comply with a requirement of the regulations4;

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    (2)     that it is unreasonable to require him to pay a penalty5; or

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    (3)     that the amount of the penalty is excessive6.

The Secretary of State must consider a notice of objection and:

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    (a)     cancel the penalty notice7;

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    (b)     reduce the penalty by varying the penalty notice8;

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    (c)     increase the penalty by