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Aquaculture and Fisheries (Scotland) Act 2007

Section 39 – Crown application

81.This section provides that the Act binds the Crown. Amendments to other Acts have the same application to the Crown as the other provisions of the Acts amended: for example, the Crown application of the 2003 Act is governed by section 67 of that Act. Subsections (2) and (3) provide that nothing in the Act renders the Crown criminally liable, but that the Court of Session may make a declaration, on the application of the Lord Advocate, of the unlawfulness of any contravention by the Crown of the Act’s provisions.

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