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Disability Discrimination Act 1995

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65Application to Parliament

(1)This Act applies to an act done by or for purposes of the House of Lords or the House of Commons as it applies to an act done by a private person.

(2)For the purposes of the application of Part II in relation to the House of Commons, the Corporate Officer of that House shall be treated as the employer of a person who is (or would be) a relevant member of the House of Commons staff for the purposes of section 139 of the [1978 c. 44.] Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978.

(3)Except as provided in subsection (4), for the purposes of the application of sections 19 to 21, the provider of services is—

(a)as respects the House of Lords, the Corporate Officer of that House; and

(b)as respects the House of Commons, the Corporate Officer of that House.

(4)Where the service in question is access to and use of any place in the Palace of Westminster which members of the public are permitted to enter, the Corporate Officers of both Houses jointly are the provider of that service.

(5)Nothing in any rule of law or the law or practice of Parliament prevents proceedings being instituted before an industrial tribunal under Part II or before any court under Part III.

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