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Civil Aviation Act 1971

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7(1)Any agreement and any provision in a document which is not an agreement shall, so far as may be necessary for or in consequence of the transfers effected by this Schedule, have effect as if references to, or to an officer of, the Crown or a government department were, or as the case may be included, references to or to an employee of the Authority.

(2)Without prejudice to the preceding sub-paragraph, any agreement to which the Crown or a government department were a party, whether in writing or not and whether or not of such a nature that rights and liabilities under it could be assigned, shall have effect, so far as may be necessary for or in consequence of the transfers effected by this Schedule, as if the Authority had been a party to the agreement.

(3)Without prejudice to sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph, where by the operation of this Schedule any right or liability becomes a right or liability of the Authority, the Authority and all other persons shall have the same rights, powers and remedies (and in particular the same rights, powers and remedies as to taking or resisting legal proceedings or the making or resisting of applications to any authority) for ascertaining, perfecting or enforcing the right or liability as they would have had if it had at all times been a right or liability of the Authority ; and any legal proceedings or applications pending at the relevant vesting date by or against the Crown or a government department, in so far as they relate to any property, right or liability transferred to the Authority by this Schedule or to any agreement or document which has effect in accordance with this Schedule, shall be continued by or against the Authority to the exclusion of the Crown or department.

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