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Public Stores Act 1875

The Public Stores Act of 1875 is a piece of legislation in the United Kingdom which applied to all stores under the care of the Secretary of State, including "any public department or office, or of any person in the service of Her Majesty." Although in parts now superseded by subsequent legislation, or otherwise defunct, some sections are still in force. This includes a power of stop and search that is still available to police constables today.