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3.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), these Regulations bind the Crown.
(2) No contravention by the Crown of any provision of these Regulations constituting a criminal offence shall make the Crown criminally liable, but the High Court may, on the application of any person appearing to the Court to have an interest, declare unlawful any act or omission of the Crown which constitutes such a contravention.
(3) Notwithstanding anything in paragraph (2), these Regulations apply to a person in the public service of the Crown as they apply to any other person.
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