176 Entry of premises under warrant
176 Entry of premises under warrant

(1)     A justice of the peace may issue a warrant under this section if satisfied on information on oath given by or on behalf of the Secretary of State, [either regulator] or an investigator that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the first, second or third set of conditions is satisfied.

(2)     The first set of conditions is—

(a)     that a person on whom an information requirement has been imposed has failed (wholly or in part) to comply with it; and

(b)     that on the premises specified in the warrant—

(i)     there are documents which have been required; or

(ii)     there is information which has been required.

(3)     The second set of conditions is—

(a)     that the premises specified in the warrant are premises of an authorised person or an appointed representative;

(b)     that there are on the premises documents or information in relation to which an information requirement could be imposed; and

(c)     that if such a requirement were to be imposed—

(i)     it would not be complied with; or

(ii)     the documents or information to which it related would be removed, tampered with or destroyed.

(4)     The third set of conditions is—

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