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Immigration and Asylum Act 1999

Section 146: Use of force

400.This section confers on immigration officers the power to use reasonable force, if necessary, in the exercise of the powers under the 1971 Act or the provisions of this Act. In addition, it provides for immigration officers, prison officers, constables, authorised officers of the Secretary of State and employees at detention centres to use reasonable force when exercising the power to take fingerprints under sections 141 or 142 or regulations under section 144.

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