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Right of Search

Volume 503: debated on Monday 11 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) bodies and (b) officials are authorised to carry out inspections and investigations of private houses and premises without a search warrant; (308577)

(2) what timetable has been set for the publication of the report by Lord West on powers of entry; and how many representations that review has received.

The list of statutory powers of entry to dwellings and premises can be found at:

A record is not held centrally on the number of officials authorised to gain entry for enforcement purposes. The outcome of the review of entry powers will be published in March 2010.