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Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Wales) Act 2023


Section 10 - Power of entry: residential premises

34.This section provides that a justice of the peace may issue a warrant to enable an authorised officer to enter residential premises in certain circumstances.

35.A warrant may be issued only where the justice of the peace is satisfied on sworn information in writing that there are reasonable grounds to believe that an offence under section 5 has been committed in the area of the local authority, and that it is necessary to enter the premises for the purpose of establishing whether such an offence has been committed. Entry may be obtained by force if need be.

36.Any such warrant will be in force for the period of 28 days beginning with the date it was issued.

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