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28(1)Any warrant—E+W+S

(a)which has been granted under section 2(1) of the M1Rights of Entry (Gas and Electricity Boards) Act 1954 (warrant to authorise entry) for the purpose of enabling an employee of a public gas supplier to enter any premises, in accordance with paragraph 15(1)(b) of Schedule 5 to the 1986 Act, in order to ascertain the quantity of gas supplied to those premises; and

(b)which is in force immediately before the appointed day,

shall have effect on and after that day as if it had been granted for the purpose of enabling an employee of the supplier’s supply successor who is authorised by him for the purpose to enter those premises, in accordance with paragraph 23(1)(b) of Schedule 2B to the 1986 Act, in order to ascertain the quantity of gas supplied to the premises.

(2)Sub-paragraph (3) below applies to any warrant—

(a)which has been granted under section 2(1) of the M2Rights of Entry (Gas and Electricity Boards) Act 1954 for the purpose of enabling an employee of a public gas supplier to enter any premises in order to cut off or discontinue the supply of gas to those premises in accordance with paragraph 16(1) of Schedule 5 to the 1986 Act; and

(b)which is in force immediately before the appointed day.

(3)Any warrant to which this sub-paragraph applies shall have effect on and after the appointed day as if it had been granted as two separate warrants—

(a)one for the purpose of enabling an employee of the supplier’s transport successor who is authorised by him for the purpose to enter the premises, in accordance with sub-paragraph (2) of paragraph 24 of Schedule 2B to the 1986 Act, in order to disconnect the premises; and

(b)the other for the purpose of enabling an employee of the supplier’s supply successor who is authorised by him for the purpose to enter the premises, in accordance with that sub-paragraph, in order to cut off or discontinue the supply to the premises.

(4)In this paragraph “employee” has the same meaning as in the Rights of Entry (Gas and Electricity Boards) Act 1954.

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