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4[F1(1)In any proceedings under [F2section 17A or 25(8)], a certificate signed by or on behalf of a Minister of the Crown and certifying—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)that any conditions or requirements specified in the certificate were imposed by a Minister of the Crown and were in operation at a time or throughout a time so specified, F3. . .

F3(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

shall be conclusive evidence of the matters certified.

[F4(1A)In any proceedings under section 17A or 25(8), a certificate signed by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers and certifying that any conditions or requirements specified in the certificate—

(a)were imposed by a member of the Scottish Executive, and

(b)were in operation at a time or throughout a time so specified,

shall be conclusive evidence of the matters certified.

(1B)In any proceedings under section 17A or 25(8), a certificate signed by or on behalf of the [F5Welsh Ministers] and certifying that any conditions or requirements specified in the certificate—

(a)were imposed by the [F6National Assembly for Wales constituted by the Government of Wales Act 1998, the Welsh Ministers, the First Minister for Wales or the Counsel General to the Welsh Assembly Government], and

(b)were in operation at a time or throughout a time so specified,

shall be conclusive evidence of the matters certified.]

(2)A document purporting to be such a certificate [F7as is mentioned in sub-paragraph (1), (1A) or (1B)] shall be received in evidence and, unless the contrary is proved, be deemed to be such a certificate.]

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E1Following the repeal of this Act for E.W.S. by the Equality Act 2010, this provision now extends to N.I. only and also has effect subject to the modifications for Northern Ireland set out in Sch. 8 para. 50(2); 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F1Act repealed (E.W.S.) (1.10.2010 (except for the repeal of ss. 49A-49D) and 5.4.2011 in so far as not already in force) by Equality Act 2010 (c. 15), 216(3), Sch. 27 Pt. 1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)

F2Words in Sch. 3 para. 4(1) substituted (E.W.S.) (3.7.2003, otherwise 1.10.2004) by The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/1673), regs. 1(2)(3), 29(2)(e) and said words substituted (N.I.) (21.2.2004 for certain purposes and 1.10.2004 insofar as not yet in force) by the Disability Discrimination Act (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2004 (S.R. 2004/55), regs. 1(2)(3), 28(2)(f)

F3Sch. 3 para. 4(1)(b) and preceding word repealed (16.7.2001) by 1999 c. 26, ss. 41, 44, Sch. 8 para. 7, Sch. 9(12); S.I. 2001/1187, art. 3, Sch. (as amended by S.I. 2001/1461, art. 2)

F5Words in Sch. 3 para. 4(1B) substituted by The Government of Wales Act 2006 (Consequential Modifications and Transitional Provisions) Order (S.I. 2007/1388), arts. 1, 3, {Sch. 1 para. 63(2)(a)}, the amending provision coming into force immediately after the end of "the initial period" (which ended with the day of the first appointment of a First Minister on 25.5.2007) - see s. 161(5) of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

F6Words in Sch. 3 para. 4(1B)(a) substituted by The Government of Wales Act 2006 (Consequential Modifications and Transitional Provisions) Order (S.I. 2007/1388), arts. 1, 3, {Sch. 1 para. 63(2)(b)}, the amending provision coming into force immediately after the end of "the initial period" (which ended with the day of the first appointment of a First Minister on 25.5.2007) - see s. 161(5) of the Government of Wales Act 2006.

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