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The Shops (Sunday Trading &c.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1997


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8.—(1) It shall be the duty of every district council to enforce within its district the preceding provisions of this Order.

(2) For the purposes of its duty under paragraph (I), a district council shall appoint inspectors.

(3) An inspector appointed by a district council under paragraph (2) shall, on producing if so required some duly authenticated document showing his authority, have a right at all reasonable hours—

(a)to enter any premises within the district of the council, with or without a constable, for the purpose of ascertaining whether there is or has been on the premises any contravention of the preceding provisions of this Order;

(b)to require the production of, inspect and take copies of any records (in whatever form they are held) relating to any trade or business carried on on the premises which appear to him to be relevant for the purpose mentioned in sub-paragraph (a);

(c)where those records are kept by means of a computer, to require the records to be produced in a form in which they may be taken away; and

(d)to take such measurements and photographs as he considers necessary for the purpose mentioned in sub-paragraph (a).

(4) Any person who intentionally obstructs an inspector appointed under paragraph (2) acting in the execution of his duty shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

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