HC Deb 11 June 1986 vol 99 c171W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officials for whom he has responsibility currently have the power to enter and search premises subject to statutory conditions; and, in each case, if he will indicate the statutory authority under which power is exercised.

Mr. Hurd

Up-to-date information is not readily available. Information which is available from a survey in 1981 indicates that officials for whom I have responsibility have the power to enter premises under the following legislative provisions:

In practice, exercise of the powers is confined to cruelty to animals inspectors, drugs branch inspectors, immigration officers, or prison officers.

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