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Disability Discrimination Act 1995

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60Appointment by Secretary of State of advisers

(1)The Secretary of State may appoint such persons as he thinks fit to advise or assist him in connection with matters relating to the employment of disabled persons and persons who have had a disability.

(2)Persons may be appointed by the Secretary of State to act generally or in relation to a particular area or locality.

(3)The Secretary of State may pay to any person appointed under this section such allowances and compensation for loss of earnings as he considers appropriate.

(4)The approval of the Treasury is required for any payment under this section.

(5)In subsection (1) “employment” includes self-employment.

(6)The Secretary of State may by order—

(a)provide for section 17 of, and Schedule 2 to, the [1944 c. 10.] Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1944 (national advisory council and district advisory committees) to cease to have effect—

(i)so far as concerns the national advisory council; or

(ii)so far as concerns district advisory committees; or

(b)repeal that section and Schedule.

(7)At any time before the coming into force of an order under paragraph (b) of subsection (6), section 17 of the Act of 1944 shall have effect as if in subsection (1), after “disabled persons” in each case there were inserted “, and persons who have had a disability,” and as if at the end of the section there were added—

(3)For the purposes of this section—

(a)a person is a disabled person if he is a disabled person for the purposes of the [1995 c. 50.] Disability Discrimination Act 1995; and

(b)“disability” has the same meaning as in that Act.

(8)At any time before the coming into force of an order under paragraph (a)(i) or (b) of subsection (6), section 16 of the [1970 c. 44.] Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 (which extends the functions of the national advisory council) shall have effect as if after “disabled persons” in each case there were inserted “, and persons who have had a disability,” and as if at the end of the section there were added—

(2)For the purposes of this section—

(a)a person is a disabled person if he is a disabled person for the purposes of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995; and

(b)“disability” has the same meaning as in that Act.

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