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Departmental Officials (Powers Of Entry)

Volume 972: debated on Thursday 25 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade how many of the officials for whom he is responsible have the power to enter premises, subject to statutory conditions; and if in each case he will indicate the statutory authority under which such power is exercised.

Inspectors of aircraft accidents—22—have powers of entry for investigation purposes under paragraph 9(e) of the Civil Aviation (Investigation of Accidents) Regulations 1969.Five officials have powers to enter premises on any United Kingdom aerodrome or any land in the aerodrome, under section 17 of the Protection of Aircraft Act 1973.Individual officers may be appointed as Department of Trade inspector with powers of entry as specified in section 27(1) of the Merchant Shipping Act 1979 for the purpose of investigations under various sections of the earlier Merchant Shipping Acts 1894 to 1970 and the Prevention of Oil Pollution Act 1971.