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Inland Revenue Act 1880

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30Power to enter and search for concealed pipes, &c

(1) If any officer has reason to suspect that any private or concealed pipe, or conveyance, or vessel, is kept or made use of by a brewer for sale, he may, either by day or night, but at night only in the presence of an officer of the peace, break open any part of the premises of such brewer and forcibly enter therein, and may break up the ground in or adjoining such premises, or any wall thereof, to search for such private or concealed pipe, or conveyance, or vessel.

(2)If such officer shall find any such pipe or conveyance, he may enter any house in the possession of any other person into which such pipe or conveyance may lead, and may break up any part of such house or premises to search for the vessel communicating with such pipe.

(3)Every such pipe, conveyance, or vessel, and all beer, worts, or materials for brewing found therein, shall be absolutely forfeited, and the brewer shall incur a fine of one hundred pounds.

(4)If any damage is done in the search, and such search is unsuccessful, the damage shall be made good.

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