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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Section 131: Entry and search of premises

372.This section specifies the conditions under which a justice of the peace (in Scotland the sheriff or a justice of the peace) may issue a warrant to an immigration officer authorising him to enter specified premises and to search for, seize and retain material which is of substantial value to the investigation of a specific offence under sections 24(1)(a)-(f), 24A or 25 of the 1971 Act and which is likely to be relevant evidence. Items subject to legal privilege, excluded material and special procedure material (as defined under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and the police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989) are excluded.

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