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16. (1) An inspector may enter any premises except domestic premises at all reasonable times, on producing if requested evidence of that person’s authority showing that inspector’s authority, for the purpose of ascertaining whether these Regulations or any licence issued under them are being, or have been, complied with and, in particular, may–
(a)inspect and copy any records (in whatever form they are held) kept under these Regulations or any licence issued under them, or remove such records to enable them to be copied;
(b)inspect and check the operation of any computer and any associated apparatus or material which is or has been in use in connection with the records;
(c)for this purpose may require any person having charge of, or otherwise concerned with, the operation of the computer, apparatus or material to afford the inspector such assistance as the inspector may reasonably require (including providing the inspector with any necessary passwords);
(d)where a record is kept by means of a computer, require the record to be produced in a form in which it may be taken away;
(e)examine any cat or dog kept on the premises; and
(f)take on to the premises such persons to give the inspector such assistance and such equipment as the inspector considers necessary.
(2) If an inspector enters any unoccupied premises, the inspector must leave them as effectively secured against entry as the inspector found them.
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