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Office and Shop Premises Act (Northern Ireland) 1966

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77Application to the Crown.N.I.

(1)The following provisions of this Act, namely sections 4 to [F1 19],F2. . . , 24, 27,F3. . . and 42 shall, in so far as they impose duties failure to comply with which might give rise to a liability in tort, be binding upon the Crown to the full extent authorised or permitted by the constitutional laws of Northern Ireland, and accordingly, for the purposes of those provisions and regulations under any of them, persons in the service of the Crown shall be taken to be employed if, apart from this subsection, they would not be so taken.

(2)Section 24(7) shall, in its application to premises occupied by the Crown, have effect with the substitution, for the reference to the authority having power to enforce compliance with the foregoing provisions of that section, of a reference to the Ministry.

Subs. (3) rep. by SR 1986/351

(4)Section 45 shall, in the case of premises occupied by the Crown, have effect as if, for any reference to an authority having power to enforce any provision of this Act, there were substituted a reference to the Ministry and as if the words in subsection (3) from “and are further satisfied” onwards, and [F1 subsections (5) to (14)], had been omitted; …F4.

Subs. (5) rep. by SR 1993/147

(6)The reference in subsection (1) to a liability in tort shall be construed as not including such a liability towards a member of the armed forces of the Crown, and the reference in that subsection to persons in the service of the Crown shall be construed as not including any such member.

F1SR 1979/284

F2SR 1992/535

F3SR 1986/351

F4SR 1979/284

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