HC Deb 15 July 1952 vol 503 c144W
Mr. F. Maclean

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total number of officials now authorised to carry out inspections and investigations without a search warrant showing how many of these officials are empowered to enter private houses exclusively used as such and what reductions have been made in the last 12 months.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The total number of officials having powers of entry is now 16,744. Of these, 3,887 officials are empowered without a warrant to enter private houses used exclusively as such. These numbers represent a reduction since June, 1951, of 2,451 in the total number of such officials and of 2,101 in those having power to enter private houses.