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The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Commencement No. 11) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2015 No. 333 (C. 29)

Disabled Persons

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Commencement No. 11) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015

Made

17th September 2015

The Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 70(3) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995(1) and now vested in it(2).

Citation and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Commencement No 11) Order (Northern Ireland) 2015.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(3) shall apply to this Order as it applies to an Act of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Appointed day

2.  The day appointed for the coming into operation of the section 32(4) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (taxi accessibility regulations) is 18th September 2015.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister on 17th September 2015

Legal seal

Margaret Rose McNaughton

A senior officer of the

Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order provides for the coming into operation of section 32 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 which empowers the Department of the Environment to make taxi accessibility Regulations to ensure that disabled persons can get into and out of regulated taxis safely and be carried in safety and reasonable comfort and, in the case of disabled persons in wheelchairs to do so while remaining in their wheelchairs.

Under section 32 the driver of a regulated taxi is guilty of an offence if he fails to comply with any requirement imposed upon him by the taxi accessibility Regulations or if the regulated taxi fails to conform with any provision of the taxi accessibility Regulations with which it is required to conform.

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

Prior Commencement Orders have appointed days for the coming into operation of the following provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 as modified in its application to Northern Ireland by Schedule 8 thereof:-

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.R. No.
Sections 1, 2 and 330th May 19961996 No. 219 (C. 9)
Sections 4 and 5(1) to (5)2nd December 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Section 5(6) and (7)11th July 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Section 6(1) to (7), (11) and (12)2nd December 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Section 6(8), (9) and (10)11th July 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Sections 7, 8(1) to (5) and (8)2nd December 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Section 8(6) and (7)11th July 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Sections 9, 10, 11,12(1), (2), (4) and (5)2nd December 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Section 12(3) and (6)11th July 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Sections 13, 14(1) and (3)2nd December 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Section 14(2), (4) and (5)1st October 19991999 No. 196 (C. 18)
Section 14(6)11th July 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Section 15(1)(a) and (2) to (10)1st October 19991999 No. 196 (C. 18)
Section 16(1), (2) and (4)2nd December 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Section 16(3) and (5) partially30th May 19961996 No. 219 (C. 9)
Section 16(3) to the extent not previously in operation2nd December 19961996 No. 560 (C. 27)
Section 16(5) to the extent not previously in operation11th July 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Section 17(1), (2) and (4)2nd December 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Section 17(3)11th July 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Section 18(1) and (2)2nd December 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Section 18(3) and (4)11th July 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Section 19(1)(a), (c) and (d), (2), (3), (4), (5)(a) and (b) and (6)2nd December 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Section 19(1)(b)1st October 19991999 No. 196 (C. 18)
Section 19(5)(c)11th July 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Section 20(1), (3) and (4)2nd December 19961996 No. 280 (C 13)
Section 20(2), (5) and (9)1st October 19991999 No. 196 (C. 18)
Section 20(6), (7) and (8)11th July 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Section 21(1), (2)(d), (4), (6) and (10)1st October 19991999 No. 196 (C. 18)
Section 21(2) to the extent not already in operation1st October 20042001 No. 439 (C. 22)
Section 21(3) and (5)26th April 19991999 No. 196 (C. 18)
Sections 22, 23 and 24(1) to (4)2nd December 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Section 24(5)11th July 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Sections 25 and 262nd December 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Section 27 (1), (2), (4) and, to the extent not already in operation, (5)1st October 20042001 No. 439 (C. 22)
Section 27(3)31st December 20012001 No. 439 (C. 22)
Section 2830th May 19961996 No. 219 (C. 9)
Section 37 (for certain purposes)1st June 20012001 No. 163 (C. 10)
(for all other purposes)1st August 20012001 No. 163 (C. 10)
Section 381st June 20012001 No. 163 (C. 10)
Sections 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 and 4521st January 20032003 No. 24 (C. 1)
Sections 46 and 47, and section 48 in so far as it relates to section 4613th May 19981998 No. 183(C. 6)
Section 48 to the extent not previously in operation21st January 20032003 No. 24 (C. 1)
Section 49 in so far as it relates to documents issued under section 37 or 37A, a notice mentioned in section 37(8)(b) or 37A(8)(b), an accessibility certificate or an approval certificate3rd June 20082008 No. 236 (C. 12)
Sections 50, 51 and 522nd January 19961996 No. 1 (C. 1)
Sections 53, 54 and 5611th July 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Sections 55, 57 and 582nd December 19961996 No. 280 (C 13)
Section 5930th May 19961996 No. 219 (C. 9)
Sections 60 and 612nd December 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Sections 62(1), (2) and (7)30th May 19961996 No. 219 (C. 9)
Sections 64 and 662nd December 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Sections 67, 68(1) and 6930th May 19961996 No. 219 (C. 9)
Sections 68(2) to (5) and 70(4)2nd December 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Section 70(7) and Schedule 1 (with the exception of paragraph 7)30th May 19961996 No. 219 (C. 9)
Schedule 1, paragraph (7)2nd December 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Schedule 230th May 19961996 No. 219 (C. 9)
Schedule 3 and Schedule 4, Part 1, paragraphs 1 and 22nd December 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Schedule 4, Part 1, paragraph 311th July 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
Schedule 4, paragraph (4) and section 16(5) in so far as it relates to it30th May 19961996 No. 219 (C. 9)
Schedule 4, paragraphs 8 and 9 and section 27(5) in so far as it relates to them31st December 20012001 No. 439 (C 22)
Schedule 4, paragraphs 5, 6 and 71st October 20042001 No. 439 (C 22)
Schedule 52nd January 19961996 No. 1 (C. 1)
Schedule 6, Schedule 7 and section 70(5) in so far as is necessary to effect the repeal of sections 1, 6 to 14, 19 and 21 of the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act (Northern Ireland) 1945 and the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act (Northern Ireland) 19602nd December 19961996 No. 280 (C. 13)
(1)

1995 c. 50; section 70(3) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 is modified in its application to Northern Ireland by paragraph 48(1) of Schedule 8 to that Act

(2)

See S.R. 1999 No. 481; Article 8(a) and Schedule 6, Part I for transfer of functions

(4)

Section 32 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 is modified in its application to Northern Ireland by paragraph 16 of Schedule 8 to that Act

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