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This Act shall bind the Crown, but as regards the Crown's liability in tort shall not bind the Crown further than the Crown is made liable in tort by the Crown Proceedings Act, 1947, and that Act and in particular section two of it shall apply in relation to duties under sections two to four of this Act as statutory duties.
The limitation imposed by paragraph (1) of section four of the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, precluding the parliament of Northern Ireland from making laws in respect of the Crown or property of the Crown (including foreshore, vested in the Crown) shall not extend to prevent that Parliament from amending the law of tort, or enacting provisions similar to section five of this Act, so as to bind the Crown in common with private persons; but as regards the Crown's liability in tort, no such amendments shall bind the Crown further than the Grown is made liable in tort under the law of Northern Ireland by Orders in Council under section fifty-three of the Crown Proceedings Act, 1947.
(1)This Act may be cited as the Occupiers' Liability Act, 1957.
(2)This Act shall not extend to Scotland, nor to Northern Ireland except in so far as it extends the powers of the Parliament of Northern Ireland.
(3)This Act shall come into force on the first day of January nineteen hundred and fifty-eight.
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