In this Schedule “authorised officer” means an authorised officer of a local
An authorised officer has the right, on production (if so required) of the
officer’s written authority—
to enter any premises (other than domestic premises) at which the
officer has reason to believe that a sunbed business is being carried
to carry out on those premises such inspections as the officer
considers necessary for the purpose of the proper exercise of the
officer’s functions under this Act,
where the officer considers it necessary for that purpose, to require
the production of any book, document or record (in whatever form
it is held) and inspect it, and take copies of or extracts from it,
to take possession of any book, document or record which is on the
premises (in whatever form it is held) and retain it for as long as the
officer considers necessary for that purpose,
to require any person to give such information, or afford such
facilities and assistance, as the officer considers necessary for that
An authorised officer may make such purchases and secure the provision of
such services as the officer considers necessary for the purpose of the proper
exercise of the officer’s functions under this Act.
A person may not be required under paragraph 2 to answer any question or
to produce any document which the person would be entitled to refuse to
answer or produce in or for the purposes of proceedings in a court in
A justice of the peace may by warrant signed by the justice authorise any
authorised officer to enter any premises, other than domestic premises, if
needs be by force if the justice is satisfied on sworn information in writing—
that for the purpose of the proper exercise of the functions of a local
authority under this Act there are reasonable grounds for entry into
of either or both of the matters mentioned in sub-paragraph (2).
that admission to the premises has been, or is likely to be, refused,
and that notice of intention to apply for a warrant under this
Schedule has been given to the occupier or to a person who appears
to the local authority to be concerned in the management of the
that an application for admission, or the giving of such notice, would
defeat the object of the entry, or that the premises are unoccupied, or
that the occupier is temporarily absent and it might defeat the object
of the entry to await the occupier’s return.
A warrant under this paragraph continues in force until the end of the
period of one month beginning with the date on which the justice signs it.
An authorised officer (“A”) entering any premises by virtue of paragraph 2,
or of a warrant under paragraph 5, may take with A such other persons and
such equipment as A considers necessary.
If premises which an authorised officer is authorised to enter by a warrant
under paragraph 5 are unoccupied, or if the occupier is temporarily absent,
then on leaving them the officer must leave the premises as effectively
secured against trespassers as the officer found them.
If by virtue of paragraph 2(d) an authorised officer takes possession of
anything, the officer must leave on the premises from which it was taken a
statement giving particulars of what the officer has taken and stating that the
officer has taken possession of it.