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Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2010

Section 29 – Warrants for entry

42.This allows sheriffs to authorise council officers to enter premises, using reasonable force if necessary, in specific circumstances including when the officer has been refused entry or expects to be refused entry. As in section 21, entries are only for the purpose of carrying out the council’s enforcement functions.

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