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(1)This Act may be cited as the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
(2)This Act comes into force on the day on which it is passed but, subject to subsection (3), does not apply in relation to a contract entered into before the end of the period of six months beginning with that day.
(3)The restriction in subsection (2) does not apply in relation to a contract which—
(a)is entered into on or after the day on which this Act is passed, and
(b)expressly provides for the application of this Act.
(4)This Act extends as follows—
(a)section 9 extends to Northern Ireland only;
(b)the remaining provisions extend to England and Wales and Northern Ireland only.
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