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The Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Act 2017 (Commencement) Regulations 2018

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2018 No. 8 (C. 1)

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The Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Act 2017 (Commencement) Regulations 2018

Made

11th January 2018

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

15th January 2018

Coming into force

26th February 2018

The Scottish Ministers make the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 13(2) of the Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Act 2017(1).

Citation and Commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Act 2017 (Commencement) Regulations 2018 and come into force on 26th February 2018.

Appointed Day

2.  The day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions of the Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Act 2017, so far as not already in force, is 26th February 2018.

ANNABELLE EWING

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

11th January 2018

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

The Bill for the Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Act 2017 (“the Act”) received Royal Assent on 30th October 2017. Sections 12, 13 and 14 came into force the following day. These Regulations bring the remaining provisions of the Act into force on 26th February 2018. The Act makes provision for the creation and enforcement of contractual rights in favour of third parties, replacing the common-law rule known as jus quaesitum tertio.

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