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Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002

Section 67 – Crown application

158.The provisions of the Act will bind the Crown, but will not affect the Queen in her private capacity (subsection (1)). The Crown will not, though, be criminally liable for any contravention of the Act but an application can be made to the Court of Session for a declarator (subsection (2)). Crown officials can, however, be prosecuted for any breach they commit in their own right (subsection (3)).

159.Subsection (4) requires the consent of the Crown Estate Commissioners to be obtained before the compulsory purchase powers at section 47 of the Act are exercised in relation to the Crown Estate.

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