Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
21st April 2000
The Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Article 1(2) of the Equality (Disability, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 2000(1) and of all other powers enabling it in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:
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.
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.
J. A. Canavan
A senior officer of the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister
|Article 4||General functions of Commission|
|Article 5||Formal investigations|
|Article 6||Non-discrimination notices|
|Article 7||Agreements in lieu of enforcement action|
|Article 8||Persistent discrimination|
|Article 9||Assistance in relation to proceedings|
|Article 10||Recovery of expenses of providing assistance|
|Article 11||Codes of practice|
|Article 12||Conciliation of disputes under Part III of the 1995 Act|
|Article 13||Procedure for amending section 7(1) of the 1995 Act|
|Article 15||Consequential 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 Schedule||Repeals|
|Article 17||Crown application|
|Schedule 1||Formal investigations, non-discrimination notices and action plans|
|Schedule 2, to the extent that it relates to any provision specified in the Appendix to this Schedule||Repeals|
|Chapter or Number||Short title||Extent of repeal|
|1995 c. 50.||The Disability Discrimination Act 1995||Section 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”)|
|In Schedule 8, paragraphs 4(2) and (3), 14, 33, 34(1) and (2), and 52|
|1996 NI 16||The Employment Rights (Northern Ireland) Order 1996||In Schedule 1, the entry relating to section 50(9) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995|
|1998 c. 47.||The Northern Ireland Act 1998||Schedule 13, paragraph 16|
(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.