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Disability Discrimination Act 1995

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51Codes of practice prepared by the Council

(1)It shall be the duty of the Council, when asked to do so by the Secretary of State—

(a)to prepare proposals for a code of practice dealing with the matters to which the Secretary of State’s request relates; or

(b)to review a code and, if it considers it appropriate, propose alterations.

(2)The Secretary of State may, in accordance with the procedural provisions of section 52, issue codes of practice in response to proposals made by the Council under this section.

(3)A failure on the part of any person to observe any provision of a code does not of itself make that person liable to any proceedings.

(4)A code is admissible in evidence in any proceedings under this Act before an industrial tribunal, a county court or a sheriff court.

(5)If any provision of a code appears to a tribunal or court to be relevant to any question arising in any proceedings under this Act, it shall be taken into account in determining that question.

(6)In this section and section 52 “code” means a code issued by the Secretary of State under this section and includes a code which has been altered and re-issued.

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