918. Power to enter and remain on premises

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(1) An inspector or investigator may act under subsection (2) in relation to a company if—
(a) he is authorised to do so by the Registrar, and
(b) he thinks that to do so will materially assist him in the exercise of his functions under this Part in relation to the company.
(2) An inspector or investigator may at all reasonable times—
(a) require entry to relevant premises, and
(b) remain there for such period as he thinks necessary for the purpose mentioned in subsection (1)(b).
(3) Relevant premises are premises which the inspector or investigator believes are used (wholly or partly) for the purposes of the company's business.
(4) In exercising his powers under subsection (2), an inspector or investigator may be accompanied by such other persons as he thinks appropriate.
(5) A person who intentionally obstructs a person lawfully acting under subsection (2) or (4) commits a contravention of these Regulations and shall be liable to a fine of up to level 5.
(6) An inspector is a person appointed under section 893, 894 or 901.
(7) An investigator is a person authorised for the purposes of section 910.