49Person having powers of an immigration officerE+W+S+N.I.
(1)This section applies to a member of SOCA's staff who is for the time being designated under section 43 as a person having the powers of an immigration officer.
(2)The designated person has, in relation to any matter in relation to which powers are exercisable by an immigration officer, the same powers as such an officer would have.
(3)The designated person also has any powers exercisable by virtue of subsection (4).
(4)Any enactment under which an immigration officer may be authorised by warrant to exercise any power in relation to any matter has effect, for the purpose of enabling the designated person to be authorised to exercise the power in relation to any such matter, as if he were an immigration officer.
(5)Subsections (2) to (4) have effect subject to any limitation specified in the designation under section 43(2).
(6)In this section “immigration officer” means a person who is an immigration officer within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971 (c. 77).