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The Notification of Existing Substances (Enforcement) Regulations 1994

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12.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2), (3) and (4) below, the provisions of these Regulations shall bind the Crown.

(2) Nothing in this regulation shall be so construed as to apply sections 21 to 25 of the 1974 Act (as they are applied by regulation 3(1) above) to the Crown or to persons in the public service of the Crown.

(3) No contravention by the Crown of any provision of these Regulations shall make the Crown criminally liable; but the High Court or, in Scotland, the Court of Session, may, on the application of the chief inspector or the Executive, declare unlawful any act or omission of the Crown which constitutes such a contravention.

(4) Notwithstanding anything in paragraph (3) above, these Regulations shall apply to persons in the public service of the Crown as they apply to other persons.

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