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Disability Rights Commission Act 1999(repealed)

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1. The Disability Rights Commission.

  3. 2. General functions.

  4. 3. Formal investigations.

  5. 4. Non-discrimination notices.

  6. 5. Agreements in lieu of enforcement action.

  7. 6. Persistent discrimination.

  8. 7. Assistance in relation to proceedings.

  9. 8. Recovery of expenses of providing assistance.

  10. 9. Codes of practice.

  11. 10. Conciliation of disputes under Part III of the 1995 Act.

  12. 11. Procedure for amending s.7(1) of the 1995 Act.

  13. 12. Regulations.

  14. 13. Interpretation.

  15. 14. Consequential amendments and repeals.

  16. 15. Crown application.

  17. 16. Short title, commencement and extent.

  18. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Constitution etc

      1. Status

        1. 1.(1) The Commission is a body corporate.

      2. Membership

        1. 2.(1) The Commission shall consist of not less than 10...

      3. Tenure of office of commissioners

        1. 3.(1) A commissioner shall hold and vacate office in accordance...

        2. 4.A commissioner may resign by notice in writing to the...

        3. 5.The Secretary of State may terminate the appointment of a...

      4. Tenure of office of chairman and deputy chairmen

        1. 6.(1) The Secretary of State shall appoint one commissioner as...

        2. 7.A person appointed as chairman or deputy chairman—

      5. Remuneration, pensions etc. of commissioners

        1. 8.The Commission may— (a) pay to any commissioner such remuneration...

        2. 9.If the Secretary of State determines that there are special...

      6. Staff

        1. 10.(1) The Commission shall have— (a) a chief executive appointed...

        2. 11.(1) Employment with the Commission shall be included among the...

      7. Proceedings etc.

        1. 12.(1) The Commission may regulate its own procedure (including quorum)....

        2. 13.The validity of any proceedings of the Commission is not...

      8. Delegation

        1. 14.(1) The Commission may authorise any committee of the Commission...

      9. Accounts

        1. 15.(1) The Commission shall— (a) keep proper accounts and proper...

      10. Annual reports

        1. 16.(1) As soon as practicable after the end of each...

      11. List of consultees

        1. 17.(1) The Commission shall maintain a list of the organisations...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Additional commissioners

      1. 1.(1) The Commission may, with the approval of the Secretary...

      2. 2.(1) An additional commissioner shall hold and vacate office in...

      3. 3.The Commission may— (a) pay such remuneration or expenses to...

      4. 4.(1) An additional commissioner may resign by notice in writing...

      5. 5.If the Secretary of State determines that there are special...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Formal investigations and non-discrimination notices

      1. Part I Conduct of formal investigations

        1. Introductory

          1. 1.(1) This Part of this Schedule applies to a formal...

        2. Terms of reference and preliminary notices

          1. 2.(1) The Commission shall not take any steps in the...

        3. Investigation of unlawful acts etc.

          1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies where the Commission proposes to investigate...

        4. Power to obtain information

          1. 4.(1) For the purposes of a formal investigation the Commission...

          2. 5.(1) The Commission may apply to a county court or...

        5. Recommendations

          1. 6.(1) The Commission may make recommendations in the light of...

        6. Reports

          1. 7.(1) The Commission shall prepare a report of its findings...

      2. Part II Non-discrimination notices

        1. Procedure for issuing and appealing against non-discrimination notices

          1. 8.(1) The Commission shall not issue a non-discrimination notice addressed...

          2. 9.On issuing a non-discrimination notice, the Commission shall serve a...

        2. Appeal against non-discrimination notice

          1. 10.(1) A person on whom a non-discrimination notice is served...

          2. 11.For the purposes of this Act a non-discrimination notice becomes...

        3. Enforcement of non-discrimination notice

          1. 12.(1) This paragraph applies during the period of five years...

        4. Register of non-discrimination notices

          1. 13.(1) The Commission shall maintain a register of non-discrimination notices...

      3. Part III Action plans

        1. Introductory

          1. 14.(1) This Part of this Schedule applies where a person...

        2. The first proposed action plan

          1. 15.(1) P must serve his proposed action plan on the...

        3. Revision of first proposed action plan at invitation of Commission

          1. 16.(1) If the Commission considers that a proposed action plan...

        4. Action by Commission as respects inadequate action plan

          1. 17.(1) If the Commission considers that a proposed action plan...

          2. 18.(1) This paragraph applies where an order of the court...

        5. Variation of action plans

          1. 19.An action plan which has become final may be varied...

        6. Enforcement of action plans

          1. 20.(1) This paragraph applies during the period of five years...

        7. Power to obtain information

          1. 21.(1) For the purposes of determining whether—

      4. Part IV Supplementary

        1. Restriction on disclosure of information

          1. 22.(1) No information given to the Commission by any person...

        2. Enforcement of court orders

          1. 23.(1) This paragraph applies to any order made by a...

        3. Offences

          1. 24.(1) A person who— (a) deliberately alters, suppresses, conceals or...

        4. Service of notices

          1. 25.(1) Any notice required or authorised by any provision of...

        5. Regulations

          1. 26.The Secretary of State may make regulations making provision—

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Minor and consequential amendments

      1. House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24)

        1. 1.In Part II of Schedule 1 to the House of...

      2. Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 25)

        1. 2.In Part II of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland...

      3. Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50)

        1. 3.(1) The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 shall be amended as...

      4. Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46)

        1. 4.In Part III of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Repeals

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