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Greater London Authority Act 1999

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Rights of entry

31(1)Where a person duly authorised in writing by a licensing authority has reason to believe that any premises are being used for the provision of workplace parking places, he may at any reasonable time enter those premises for the purpose of—

(a)ascertaining whether controlled vehicles are parked at those premises without a licence in respect of those premises;

(b)ascertaining whether there are parked at those premises controlled vehicles in excess of the number permitted by a licence in respect of those premises; or

(c)ascertaining whether there is or has been any contravention of the conditions of a licence in respect of those premises.

(2)A person duly authorised in writing by a licensing authority may at any reasonable time enter any premises for the purpose of issuing a penalty charge notice.

(3)A person authorised under sub-paragraph (1) or (2) above to enter any premises shall, if so required, produce evidence of his authority before so entering.

(4)Any person who wilfully obstructs a person acting in the exercise of his powers under sub-paragraph (1) or (2) above shall be guilty of an offence and liable—

(a)on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale; or

(b)on conviction on indictment, to a fine.

(5)Where any land is damaged in the exercise of a right of entry conferred under sub-paragraph (1) or (2) above, compensation in respect of that damage may be recovered by any person interested in the land from the licensing authority on whose behalf the entry was effected.

(6)The provisions of section 118 of the [1990 c. 8.] Town and Country Planning Act 1990 shall apply in relation to compensation under sub-paragraph (7) above as they apply in relation to compensation under Part IV of that Act.

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