The Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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12.  (1)  Section 18 of the 1995 Act (provision of insurance services to employees under group insurance arrangements) shall cease to have effect.

(2) In section 25 of that Act (subsection (1) of which enables a claim under Part III to be made the subject of civil proceedings in the same way as breach of statutory duty), after subsection (6) insert—

(6A) Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to a claim by a person that another person—

(a)has discriminated against him in relation to the provision under a group insurance arrangement of facilities by way of insurance; or

(b)is by virtue of section 57 or 58 to be treated as having discriminated against him in relation to the provision under such an arrangement of such facilities..

(3) In section 68(1) of that Act (interpretation), at the appropriate place insert—

group insurance arrangement” means an arrangement between an employer and another for the provision by the other of facilities by way of insurance to the employer's employees or to any class of those employees;.