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Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008

Section 127 Crown application

238.This section confirms that the Crown is bound by this Act and any regulations made under it. The Crown will not be held criminally liable for contravening any provision but there is an option for the Court of Session, on application by any public body or office-holder responsible for enforcing a provision of this Act, to declare a contravention by the Crown as unlawful. Whilst the Crown cannot be held criminally liable, individuals in the service of the Crown can be. Nothing stated in this section affects Her Majesty in a private capacity.

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