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63Right of entry and offences

(1)    This section applies to an inspection conducted under section 61(2)(b), 62, 65 or 68(2).

(2)    When conducting an inspection, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools in England has, at all reasonable times—

(a)    a right of entry to premises on which the education or training being inspected is provided;

(b)    a right of entry to premises of the provider of that education or training used in connection with that provision;

(c)    a right to inspect, and take copies of, any records kept by that person, and any other documents containing information relating to the education or training, which the Chief Inspector requires for the purposes of the inspection.

(3)    The right to inspect conferred by subsection (2)(c) includes the right to have access to, and to inspect and check the operation of, any computer and any associated apparatus or material which is or has been in use in connection with the records in question.

(4)    That right also includes the right to require—

(a)    the person by whom or on whose behalf the computer is or has been so used, or

(b)    any person having charge of, or otherwise concerned with the operation of, the computer, apparatus or material,

to afford the Chief Inspector such assistance as he may reasonably require.

(5)    It is an offence wilfully to obstruct the Chief Inspector in the exercise of functions in relation to an inspection.

(6)    A person guilty of such an offence is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale.

Initial Commencement
To be appointed

To be appointed: see s 154(1)(a).

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