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Charity Commissioners

Volume 972: debated on Thursday 25 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects

Persons authorisedNumberStatutory authority
HM Fire Service Inspectors37Fire Precautions Act 1971: section 19
Home Office Drugs Branch Inspectors9Misuse of Drugs Act 1971: section 23(1)
Prison Officers14,209Prison Act 1952: sections 8 and 23
In addition, the Secretary of State has power under section 15 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 to authorise Post Office officials acting as his agents to apply for a warrant to enter and search specified premises. In October to date 17 Post Office officials have been so authorised.