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(1)The Secretary of State may issue guidance about the matters to be taken into account in determining—
(a)whether an impairment has a substantial adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities; or
(b)whether such an impairment has a long-term effect.
(2)The guidance may, among other things, give examples of—
(a)effects which it would be reasonable, in relation to particular activities, to regard for purposes of this Act as substantial adverse effects;
(b)effects which it would not be reasonable, in relation to particular activities, to regard for such purposes as substantial adverse effects;
(c)substantial adverse effects which it would be reasonable to regard, for such purposes, as long-term;
(d)substantial adverse effects which it would not be reasonable to regard, for such purposes, as long-term.
(3)[F1An adjudicating body] determining, for any purpose of this Act, whether an impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities, shall take into account any guidance which appears to it to be relevant.
[F2(3A)“Adjudicating body” means—
(b)a tribunal; and
(c)any other person who, or body which, may decide a claim under Part 4.]
(4)In preparing a draft of any guidance, the Secretary of State shall consult such persons as he considers appropriate.
(5)Where the Secretary of State proposes to issue any guidance, he shall publish a draft of it, consider any representations that are made to him about the draft and, if he thinks it appropriate, modify his proposals in the light of any of those representations.
(6)If the Secretary of State decides to proceed with any proposed guidance, he shall lay a draft of it before each House of Parliament.
(7)If, within the 40-day period, either House resolves not to approve the draft, the Secretary of State shall take no further steps in relation to the proposed guidance.
(8)If no such resolution is made within the 40-day period, the Secretary of State shall issue the guidance in the form of his draft.
(9)The guidance shall come into force on such date as the Secretary of State may appoint by order.
(10)Subsection (7) does not prevent a new draft of the proposed guidance from being laid before Parliament.
(11)The Secretary of State may—
(a)from time to time revise the whole or part of any guidance and re-issue it;
(b)by order revoke any guidance.
(12)In this section—
“40-day period”, in relation to the draft of any proposed guidance, means—
if the draft is laid before one House on a day later than the day on which it is laid before the other House, the period of 40 days beginning with the later of the two days, and
in any other case, the period of 40 days beginning with the day on which the draft is laid before each House,
no account being taken of any period during which Parliament is dissolved or prorogued or during which both Houses are adjourned for more than 4 days; and
“guidance” means guidance issued by the Secretary of State under this section and includes guidance which has been revised and re-issued.
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