17. Application for power to use reasonable force

(1) This sub-paragraph and sub-paragraph (2) apply if an enforcement agent has power to enter premises under paragraph 12 (entry without warrant) or 14 (re-entry) or under a warrant under paragraph 13.
(2) If the enforcement agent applies to the Court it may issue a warrant which authorises him to use, if necessary, reasonable force to enter the premises or to do anything for which entry is authorised.
(3) This sub-paragraph and sub-paragraph (4) apply if an enforcement agent is applying for power to enter premises under a warrant under paragraph 13.
(4) If the enforcement agent applies to the Court it may include in the warrant provision authorising him to use, if necessary, reasonable force to enter the premises or to do anything for which entry is authorised.
(5) The Court may not issue a warrant under sub-paragraph (2) or include provision under sub-paragraph (4) unless it is satisfied that prescribed conditions are met.
(6) A warrant under sub-paragraph (2) or provision included under sub-paragraph (4) may require any law enforcement officer to assist the enforcement agent to execute the warrant.