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(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, this Act and regulations and orders made under it shall bind the Crown.
(2)No contravention by the Crown of any provision made by or under this Act shall make the Crown criminally liable; but the High Court may declare unlawful any act or omission of the Crown which constitutes such a contravention.
(3)Notwithstanding subsection (2), the provisions of this Act and of regulations and orders made under it shall apply to persons in the service of the Crown as they apply to other persons.
(4)If the Secretary of State certifies that it appears to him appropriate in the interests of national security that powers of entry conferred by or under this Act should not be exercisable in relation to Crown premises specified in the certificate, those powers shall not be exercisable in relation to those premises.
(5)In subsection (4), “Crown premises” means premises held, or used, by or on behalf of the Crown.
(6)No power of entry conferred by or under this Act may be exercised in relation to land belonging to Her Majesty in right of Her private estates.
(7)In subsection (6), the reference to Her Majesty's private estates shall be construed in accordance with section 1 of the Crown Private Estates Act 1862 (c. 37).
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