HC Deb 20 January 1987 vol 108 cc478-9W
Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Paymaster General 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. Trippier

There are 2,233 officials for whom I have responsibility who have the power to enter premises under the following legislative provisions:

Their powers include inspection, examination and investigation but not specifically powers of search.