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    31E. Issue of warrant

    (1) A magistrate to whom an application is made under section 31D may issue a warrant, if satisfied that there are reasonable grounds for believing that entry and inspection of the premises are necessary for the purpose referred to in that section.

    (2) A warrant under subsection (1) authorises the investigator

    (a) to enter and inspect the premises named in the warrant;

    (b) to require a person on the premises to answer questions or produce documents or other things in the person's possession concerning the investigation; and

    (c) to inspect documents and other things, and take copies of or extracts from documents, produced in compliance with a requirement made under paragraph (b).

    (3) There must be stated in a warrant

    (a) the purpose for which the warrant is issued;

    (b) the name of the person to whom the warrant is issued; and

    (c) a description of the premises that may be entered.

    (4) A magistrate who issues a warrant must cause a record to be made of particulars of the grounds that the magistrate has relied on to justify the issue of the warrant.

    [Section 31E inserted by No. 55 of 2004 s. 931.]

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