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7[F1(1)Sub-paragraph (2) applies to any person whose name is, both on 12th January 1995 and on the date when this paragraph comes into force, in the register of disabled persons maintained under section 6 of the M1Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1944.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)That person is to be deemed—

(a)during the initial period, to have a disability, and hence to be a disabled person; and

(b)afterwards, to have had a disability and hence to have been a disabled person during that period.

(3)A certificate of registration shall be conclusive evidence, in relation to the person with respect to whom it was issued, of the matters certified.

(4)Unless the contrary is shown, any document purporting to be a certificate of registration shall be taken to be such a certificate and to have been validly issued.

(5)Regulations may provide for prescribed descriptions of person to be deemed to have disabilities, and hence to be disabled persons, for the purposes of this Act.

[F2(5A)The generality of sub-paragraph (5) shall not be taken to be prejudiced by the other provisions of this Schedule.]

(6)Regulations may prescribe circumstances in which a person who has been deemed to be a disabled person by the provisions of sub-paragraph (1) or regulations made under sub-paragraph (5) is to be treated as no longer being deemed to be such a person.

(7)In this paragraph—

  • certificate of registration” means a certificate issued under regulations made under section 6 of the Act of 1944; and

  • initial period” means the period of three years beginning with the date on which this paragraph comes into force.]

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E1Following the repeal of this Act for E.W.S. by the Equality Act 2010, this provision now extends to Northern Ireland only and also has effect subject to the modifications for Northern Ireland set out in Sch. 8 para. 49; see s. 70(6)

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F1Act repealed (E.W.S.) (1.10.2010 (except for the repeal of ss. 49A-49D) and 5.4.2011 in so far as not already in force) by Equality Act 2010 (c. 15), 216(3), Sch. 27 Pt. 1 (as substituted (1.10.2010) by S.I. 2010/2279, Sch. 2) (with ss. 6(4), 205, and with amendments and savings in the said S.I. 2010/2279, art. 16); S.I. 2010/2317, art. 2(15)(f) (with arts. 4-25, Schs. 1-16); S.I. 2011/1066, art. 2(h)

F2Sch. 1 para. 7(5A) inserted (E.W.S.) (30.6.2005 for certain purposes, otherwise 5.12.2005) by Disability Discrimination Act 2005 (c. 13), ss. {18(4)}, 20(3)-(6); S.I. 2005/1676, art. 2(2)(f); S.I. 2005/2774, art. 3(i) and said Sch. 1 para. 7(5A) inserted (N.I.) (3.7.2006 for certain purposes and otherwise 31.10.2007) by The Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order (S.I. 2006/312 (N.I. 1)), arts. 1, {18(4)}; S.R. 2006/289, art. 2(2)(e); S.R. 2007/430, art. 2(a)

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