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The Disability Discrimination (Questions and Replies) Order (Northern Ireland) 2007

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Period for service of questions

3.  In proceedings before a court, a question shall, for the purposes of section 56(3) of the Act, only be admissible as evidence in any proceedings under Part III of the Act, other than section 21A (employment services) and sections 19 to 21 in so far as sections 19 to 21 relate to a group insurance arrangement—

(a)where proceedings have not commenced—

(i)if it was served within the period of six months beginning on the date of the act complained of; or

(ii)where the dispute has been referred by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland for conciliation in pursuance of arrangements under section 28(1) of the Act, if it was served within the period of eight months beginning on the date of the act complained of;

(b)where proceedings have commenced, only if it is served with leave of the court and within the period specified by it.

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Section 28 was substituted by Article 12 of the Equality (Disability, etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 2000

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