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Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999

Application to The Crown

40.This Act does not impose any obligation or restraint on the Crown. It is simply an enabling measure which allows the parties to a contract, including the Crown, to confer enforceable rights on third parties. The Crown Proceedings Act 1947 enables proceedings in contract to be brought against the Crown, whether they are brought by the promisee or a third party.

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