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7(1)The functions of the Office are to be exercised on behalf of the Crown.E+W+S+N.I.
(2)For the purposes of any civil proceedings arising out of those functions—
(a)the Crown Proceedings Act 1947 applies to the Office as if it were a government department, and
(b)the Crown Suits (Scotland) Act 1857 applies to it as if it were a public department.
(3)The Office's property is to be regarded as held on behalf of the Crown.
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