304. Application to the Crown.

With certain exceptions1, the provisions of Part I of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, and of regulations made under that Part, bind the Crown2. The Secretary of State may3, to the extent that it appears to him requisite or expedient to do so in the interests of the safety of the state or the safe custody of persons lawfully detained, by order exempt the Crown either generally or in particular respects from all or any of the provisions of Part I of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 which would otherwise