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(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, this Act and any regulations or orders made under it bind the Crown.
(2)No contravention by the Crown of any provision of this Act or of any regulations or order made under it makes the Crown criminally liable.
(3)Despite subsection (2), this Act and any regulations or orders made under it apply to persons in Crown employment (within the meaning of the Employment Rights Act 1996 (c. 18)) as they apply to other persons.
(4)Subsection (2) of section 6 does not apply in relation to any activity carried out by the Crown.
(5)Each government department and other body performing functions on behalf of the Crown—
(a)if the department or body engages in regulated activity, is the regulated activity provider in relation to the activity;
(b)if the department or body engages in controlled activity, is the responsible person (within the meaning of section 23) in relation to the activity.
(6)In subsection (5) “body” includes office-holder.
(7)Nothing in this section is to be taken as in any way affecting Her Majesty in her private capacity (within the meaning of section 38(3) of the Crown Proceedings Act 1947 (c. 44)).
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