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TOBACCO AND OTHER SMOKING PRODUCTS ACT 1998 - SECT 37

General powers after entering places

37 General powers after entering places

(1) This section applies to an authorised person who enters a place under section 33 .
(2) However, if an authorised person enters a place to get the occupier’s consent to enter premises, this section applies to the authorised person only if the consent is given or the entry is otherwise authorised.
(3) For monitoring or enforcing compliance with this Act, the authorised person may—
(a) search any part of the place; or
(b) inspect, measure, test, photograph or film any part of the place or anything at the place; or
(c) take a thing, or a sample of or from a thing, at the place for analysis; or
(d) take an extract from, or copy, a document at the place; or
(e) take into the place any persons, equipment and materials the authorised person reasonably requires for exercising a power under this part; or
(f) require the occupier of the place, or a person at the place, to give the authorised person reasonable help to exercise the authorised person’s powers mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (e) ; or
(g) require the occupier of the place, or a person at the place, to give the authorised person information to help the authorised person ascertain whether this Act is being complied with.
(4) When making a requirement mentioned in subsection (3) (f) or (g) , the authorised person must warn the person it is an offence to fail to comply with the requirement, unless the person has a reasonable excuse.



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