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Wild Animals in Travelling Circuses (Scotland) Act 2018

Crown application

18.Under section 8 of the Act, the Crown is not criminally liable for breach of any provision of the Act. However, any act or omission by the Crown which constitutes a contravention of a provision establishing a criminal offence could be declared unlawful by the Court of Session on an application by the Lord Advocate.

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