HC Deb 02 July 1982 vol 26 c1172

Lords amendment: No. 24, in page 18, line 22, leave out or that the occupier is temporarily absent,".

Mr. Raison

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

With this amendment it will be convenient to take Lords amendment No. 25.

Mr. Raison

The amendments remove as one of the grounds on which if a justice of the peace is satisfied he may grant a warrant for entry on to registered premises to an authorised officer of the local authority on the ground that the occupier is temporarily absent. Some registered acupuncturists, tattooists, ear piercers and electrolysists are likely to have premises for their professional business which are part of and accessible only through their homes. The Government have accepted that it would be undesirable if local authority officers were to be granted warrants to enter such premises on no other ground than that the occupier was temporarily absent from them.

Question put and agreed to.

Lords amendment No. 25 agreed to.

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