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Volume 972: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1979

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asked the Minister of Transport what training is given to officers in his Department and in public bodies ultimately answerable to him, who have powers of search and entry, with regard to surveillance techniques and methods of gaining entry into business premises and private homes.

Although no specific training is given I would expect my officials to act in a reasonable manner at all times. I regret that information about public bodies for which I have some responsibility is not readily available.