HC Deb 21 June 1976 vol 913 cc414-5W
Mr. David Price

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list every different circumstance in which officials of his Department, and of all public bodies ultimately answerable to himself, have search and entry powers into either the homes or the business premises of British citizens, with in each case reference to the appropriate statutory authority for the exercise of such powers.

Mr. John Morris

None of my officials has such powers, but I am empowered under various statutes to authorise entry upon land and premises for the purposes of survey or inspection. It is not practicable satisfactorily to cover all the possible circumstances in which these powers might be used: they are contained in the following statutes:

Medicines (Standard Provisions for licences and certificates) Amendment Regulations 1972—Statutory Instrument 1226 (Regulations 5 and 6).