§ 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.