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Children and Families (Wales) Measure 2010

Section 42:  Powers of inspection

103.Section 42 sets out the powers of inspection of those who enter premises for that purpose. It includes a power to seize and remove documents or anything else which may be evidence of failure to comply with regulatory requirements. It also includes power to require access to records or documents which may be stored on a computer. A person who obstructs an inspector exercising a power of entry or inspection power or who fails to comply with the requirement of an inspector commits an offence and is liable on conviction in a magistrates’ court to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale (currently £2,500).

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