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(1)In this Act, “inspector”, in the context of any provision, means a person appointed to be an inspector for the purposes of that provision by—
(a)the appropriate national authority, or
(b)a local authority.
(2)In appointing a person to be an inspector for purposes of this Act, a local authority shall have regard to guidance issued by the appropriate national authority.
(3)The appropriate national authority may, in connection with guidance under subsection (2), draw up a list of persons whom the authority considers suitable for appointment by a local authority to be an inspector for purposes of this Act.
(4)A person may be included in a list under subsection (3) as suitable for appointment as an inspector for all the purposes of this Act or only for such one or more of those purposes as may be specified in the list.
(5)An inspector shall not be liable in any civil or criminal proceedings for anything done in the purported performance of his functions under this Act if the court is satisfied that the act was done in good faith and that there were reasonable grounds for doing it.
(6)Relief from liability of an inspector under subsection (5) shall not affect any liability of any other person in respect of the inspector's act.
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