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Public Health (Wales) Act 2017

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85Warrant to enter dwelling

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(1)A justice of the peace may exercise the power in subsection (3) if satisfied on sworn information in writing that, for the purpose of the exercise of a local authority’s functions under or by virtue of this Part, it is necessary to enter premises that—

(a)are used wholly or mainly as a dwelling, but

(b)are within subsection (2).

(2)Premises are within this subsection if there is reason to believe that—

(a)a special procedure has been, is being, or is likely to be performed at the premises, or

(b)material or equipment intended for use in, or in connection with, the performance of a special procedure is stored or prepared at the premises.

(3)The justice may issue a warrant authorising an authorised officer of the authority to enter the premises, if need be by force.

(4)The warrant continues in force until the end of the period of 28 days beginning with the date on which it was issued.

(5)This section applies to a vehicle as if it were premises.

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