Immigration Act 1987

  • repealed
  • Immigration Act 1987: repealed, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 404 of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).
133 Immigration officers
  • (1) The chief executive of the Department of Labour shall from time to time designate as immigration officers such persons employed in the Department of Labour as the chief executive considers necessary for the purposes of this Act, and every such officer shall be issued with a warrant of designation signed by the chief executive.

    (2) Every such warrant shall be sufficient evidence of the officer's designation as an immigration officer, but shall not in itself confer any powers on the officer that are not conferred on immigration officers by any of the provisions of this Act.

    (3) Whenever an immigration officer (including any member of the Police or any customs officer exercising the powers of an immigration officer) seeks entry to any premises, building, or craft in the course of the officer's duties under this Act, the officer—

    • (a) shall produce the officer's warrant of designation; and

    • (b) shall, if called upon to do so, state the provision or provisions of this Act under which the officer is entitled to enter the premises, building, or craft.

    (4) An immigration officer (including any member of the Police or any customs officer exercising the powers of an immigration officer) shall also produce the officer's warrant of designation if called upon to do so by any person of whom the officer orally makes any request or requirement or demand under any of the provisions of Parts 2 to 4 of this Act.

    (5) For the purposes of subsections (3)(a) and (4) of this section, it shall be sufficient compliance with those subsections if,—

    • (a) in the case of a Customs officer exercising the powers of an immigration officer, the officer produces his or her identity card or other means of identification as provided for in section 7 of the Customs and Excise Act 1996:

    • (b) in the case of a member of the Police, the member is in uniform or produces his or her badge or other evidence of being a member of the Police.

    (6) The chief executive of the Department of Labour may at any time revoke a warrant of designation issued under this section.

    Section 133(1): substituted, on 16 October 1989, by section 2(8)(a) of the Labour Department Act Repeal Act 1989 (1989 No 82).

    Section 133(2): substituted, on 16 October 1989, by section 2(8)(a) of the Labour Department Act Repeal Act 1989 (1989 No 82).

    Section 133(5): substituted, on 16 October 1989, by section 2(8)(a) of the Labour Department Act Repeal Act 1989 (1989 No 82).

    Section 133(5)(a): substituted, on 1 October 1996, by section 289(1) of the Customs and Excise Act 1996 (1996 No 27).