what is a statutory organisation?

In UK.

An organisation created by statute (Parliamentary Law.)

e.g. The Health and safety Executive

HM Customs and excise.

Fire safety exec and their inspectors.

Factory Inspectors

Environmental Inspectors.

Individuals from these organisations have statutory powers to enter premises, make searches, inspect documents and computer drives and if necessary remove them, without permission from the owner. They do not have to make appointments and cannot legally be denied entry.

Police officers with a warrant and prison officers in search of escaped convicts are also said to be from statutory organisations

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