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25Amendment of London Local Authorities Act 1991

(1)Section 23 (Audible intruder alarms) of the [1991 c. xiii.] London Local Authorities Act 1991 shall be amended as follows:—

(a)by the substitution, in subsections (1) (a) (i), (1) (b) (i) and (2) (a) for “fitted with a device” of the words “fitted with a working device”;

(b)by the insertion, after subsection (6), of the following subsection:—

(6A)An authorised officer may de-activate an alarm where, under subsection (7) below, he has been authorised to enter premises to do so.; and

(c)by the insertion, in subsection (7) (a), after “operating” of the words “either continuously or intermittently,”;

(d)by the insertion, after subsection (11) of the following subsections:—

(11A)Where any premises are entered by virtue of subsection (7) above in a case where the occupier of those premises is convicted of an offence under subsection (6) above in respect of the premises any expenses reasonably incurred by the council in connection with the entry, turning off the alarm or complying with subsection (10) above may be recovered by the council from that occupier.

(11B)Nothing done by, or by a member of, a borough council or by an officer of or another person authorised by a borough council shall, if done in good faith for the purposes of this section, subject them or any of them personally to any action, liability, claim or demand whatsoever, other than any liability under section 19 or 20 of the [1982 c. 32.] Local Government Finance Act 1982..

(2)The said section 23 shall apply additionally to the City of London, and references in that section to “borough” and “council” shall be construed as including references to the City of London and to the Common Council of the City of London.

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