Search for corrosive substance on school or further education premises

Offensive Weapons Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 28th November 2018.

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“(1) This section applies if a constable has reasonable grounds for suspecting that an offence under section [Offence of threatening with an offensive weapon etc in a private place], as that section applies to corrosive substances, is being or has been committed on school premises or further education premises.

(2) The constable may enter and search the premises and any person on them for a corrosive substance.

(3) If in the course of a search under this section a constable discovers a substance which the constable has reasonable grounds for suspecting to be a corrosive substance, the constable may seize and retain it.

(4) The constable may use reasonable force, if necessary, in the exercise of the power of entry conferred by this section.”—(Victoria Atkins.)

See the explanatory statement for NC16.

Brought up, and added to the Bill.

New Clause 6