10Powers of officers to take copies of recordsE+W+S+N.I.
(1)In the National Minimum Wage Act 1998, section 14 (powers of officers) is amended as specified in subsections (2) and (3).
(2)In subsection (1)(a), the words “any material part of” are repealed.
(3)After subsection (3) there is inserted—
“(3A)The power of an officer to copy records under subsection (1)(a) includes a power to remove such records from the place where they are produced to him in order to copy them; but such records must be returned as soon as reasonably practicable to the relevant person by whom they are produced.”
(4)Nothing in this section (or Part 3 of the Schedule) affects section 14 of the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 as it has effect for the purposes of—
(a)the Agricultural Wages (Scotland) Act 1949, or
(b)the Agricultural Wages (Regulation) (Northern Ireland) Order 1977 (SI 1977/2151) (N.I.22).