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Higher Education and Research Act 2017

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4(1)A search warrant authorises an authorised person—

(a)to enter the premises specified in the warrant at a reasonable hour,

(b)to search the premises to the extent that is reasonably required for the purpose of determining whether there is, or has been, a breach of a registration condition or funding condition of the relevant supported higher education provider,

(c)for that purpose, to inspect items found on the premises,

(d)for that purpose, to copy documents found on the premises, and

(e)to seize and retain items found on the premises which the authorised person reasonably believes are evidence of a breach of a registration condition or a funding condition of the relevant supported higher education provider.

(2)A search warrant may be executed by any authorised person.

(3)A constable accompanying an authorised person under paragraph 3(2) may, if necessary, use reasonable force to enable the exercise of the powers conferred by the warrant.

(4)An authorised person entering premises under a search warrant may—

(a)be accompanied by such other persons as the authorised person considers necessary, and

(b)take onto the premises such equipment as the authorised person considers necessary.

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