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(1)Schedule 1 (minor and consequential amendments) has effect.
(2)The enactments specified in Schedule 2 are repealed or revoked to the extent specified there.
(1)This Act may be cited as the Disability Discrimination Act 2005.
(2)In this Act “the 1995 Act” means the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50).
(3)This Act, except the blue badge provisions and this section, comes into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order appoint.
(4)The blue badge provisions—
(a)so far as relating to England, come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order appoint, and
(b)so far as relating to Wales, come into force on such day as the National Assembly for Wales may by order appoint.
(5)A person who has power under this section to appoint a day for the coming into force of a provision may by order make in connection with the coming into force of that provision such transitional provision or saving as the person considers necessary or expedient.
(6)An order under this section—
(a)shall be made by statutory instrument, and
(b)may make different provision for different purposes.
(7)This Act does not extend to Northern Ireland, subject to subsection (11).
(8)The blue badge provisions extend to England and Wales only.
(9)Section 16 also extends only to England and Wales.
(10)In this section “the blue badge provisions” means—
(b)Part 2 of Schedule 1,
(c)section 19(1) so far as relating to that Part of that Schedule,
(d)the entries in Schedule 2 in respect of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27) and the Traffic Management Act 2004 (c. 18), and
(e)section 19(2) so far as relating to those entries.
(11)The entry in Schedule 2 in respect of the Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/1750), and section 19(2) so far as relating to that entry, have the same extent as the Order.
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