Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2000 No. 140 (C. 7)

DISABLED PERSONS

The Equality (Disability, etc.) (2000 Order) (Commencement No. 1) Order (Northern Ireland) 2000

Made

21st April 2000

Citation and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Equality (Disability, etc.) (2000 Order) (Commencement No. 1) Order (Northern Ireland) 2000.

(2) In this Order—

“the 1995 Act” means the Disability Discrimination Act 1995(2); and

“the 2000 Order” means the Equality (Disability, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 2000.

Appointed day

2.  The day appointed for the coming into operation of the provisions of Part II of the 2000 Order specified in column 1 of the Schedule to this Order (which relate to the matters mentioned in column 2 of that Schedule) is 25th April 2000.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister on 21st April 2000.

L.S.

J. A. Canavan

A senior officer of the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

Article 2

SCHEDULEProvisions of Part II of the 2000 Order coming into operation on 25th April 2000

(1)(2)
Article 3Interpretation
Article 4General functions of Commission
Article 5Formal investigations
Article 6Non-discrimination notices
Article 7Agreements in lieu of enforcement action
Article 8Persistent discrimination
Article 9Assistance in relation to proceedings
Article 10Recovery of expenses of providing assistance
Article 11Codes of practice
Article 12Conciliation of disputes under Part III of the 1995 Act
Article 13Procedure for amending section 7(1) of the 1995 Act
Article 14Regulations
Article 15Consequential amendments to the 1995 Act
Article 16, to the extent that it relates to any provision in Schedule 2 to the 2000 Order specified in the Appendix to this ScheduleRepeals
Article 17Crown application
Schedule 1Formal investigations, non-discrimination notices and action plans
Schedule 2, to the extent that it relates to any provision specified in the Appendix to this ScheduleRepeals

APPENDIXRepeals taking effect on 25th April 2000

Chapter or NumberShort titleExtent of repeal
1995 c. 50.The Disability Discrimination Act 1995Section 50
Section 51(1) and (2)
Section 52(1) (with the exception of paragraph (b) in the definition of “responsible Department”) to (10)
Section 53(1) to (3), (8) and (9)
Section 54(1) to (7) and (9) (with the exception of the definition of the “Department”)
Section 67(4)
Section 70(7)
In Schedule 8, paragraphs 4(2) and (3), 14, 33, 34(1) and (2), and 52
1996 NI 16The Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996In Schedule 1, the entry relating to section 50(9) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995
1998 c. 47.The Northern Ireland Act 1998Schedule 13, paragraph 16

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order brings into operation on 25th April 2000 certain provisions of Part II of the Equality (Disability, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 2000.

The provisions brought into operation relate to the powers and duties of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland in respect of discrimination by reason of disability, the procedure for amending section 7(1) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, and consequential amendments and repeals.