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Disability Discrimination Act 2005

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  1. Introduction

  2. Summary and Background

  3. Territorial Extent

  4. Summary

    1. Public authorities

    2. Transport

    3. Other matters

    4. Supplementary

  5. Commentary on Sections

    1. Section 1: Councillors

    2. Section 2: Discrimination by public authorities

      1. New section 21B: Discrimination by public authorities

      2. New section 21C:  Exceptions from section 21B(1)

      3. New section 21D:  Meaning of “discrimination”

      4. New section 21D(3) to (5): Justification

      5. New section 21E:  Making of adjustments by public authorities

    3. Section 3: Duties of Public Authorities

      1. New section 49A: General Duty

        1. New section 49B: Meaning of “public authority” in Part 5A

        2. New section 49C: Exceptions from section 49A(1)

        3. New section 49D: Power to impose specific duties

        4. New section 49E:  Compliance notices

        5. New section 49F: Enforcement of compliance notices

    4. Section 4: Police

    5. Section 5: Application of sections 19 to 21 of the 1995 Act to transport vehicles

    6. Section 6: Rail vehicles: application of accessibility regulations

    7. Section 7: Rail vehicles: accessibility compliance certificates

      1. New section 47A: Rail vehicle accessibility compliance certificates

      2. New section 47B: Rail vehicle accessibility compliance certificates: supplementary

      3. New section 47C: Rail vehicle accessibility compliance certificates: fees

    8. Section 8: Enforcement and penalties

      1. New section 47D: Penalty for using rail vehicle without accessibility compliance certificate

      2. New section 47E: Penalty for using rail vehicle that does not conform with accessibility regulations

      3. New section 47F: Penalty for using rail vehicle otherwise than in conformity with accessibility regulations

      4. New section 47G: Sections 47E and 47F: inspection of rail vehicles

      5. New section 47H: Sections 47E and 47F: supplementary powers

      6. New section 47J: Penalties under sections 47D to 47H: amount, due date and recovery

      7. New section 47K: Penalties under sections 47D to 47H: procedure

      8. New section 47L: Penalties under sections 47D to 47H: appeals

      9. New section 47M: Sections 46 to 47H: interpretation

    9. Section 9: Recognition of disabled persons’ badges issued outside Great Britain

      1. New section 21A of : Recognition of badges issued outside Great Britain

      2. New section 21B of : Recognised badges treated as badges under section 21 for certain purposes

      3. New section 21C of : Sections 21A and 21B: regulations and interpretation

    10. Section 10: Discriminatory advertisements

    11. Section 11: Group insurance

    12. Section 12: Private clubs

    13. Section 13: discrimination in relation to letting of premises

    14. Section 14: Power to modify or end small dwellings exemption

    15. Section 15:  General qualifications bodies

    16. Section 16: Improvements to let dwelling houses

    17. Section 17: Generalisation of section 56 of the 1995 Act in relation to Part 3 claims

    18. Section 18: Meaning of “disability”

    19. Section 20: Short title, interpretation, commencement and extent

    20. Schedule 1

      1. Minor and Consequential Amendments

        1. Amendments to the 1995

          Part 1

          1. Paragraph 2

          2. Paragraph 3

          3. Paragraph 5

          4. Paragraph 6

          5. Paragraph 7

          6. Paragraph 8

          7. Paragraph 10

          8. Paragraph 11

          9. Paragraph 12

          10. Paragraph 13

          11. Paragraph 14

          12. Paragraph 15

          13. Paragraph 16

          14. Paragraph 17

          15. Paragraph 18

          16. Paragraph 19

          17. Paragraph 20

          18. Paragraph 21

          19. Paragraph 22

          20. Paragraph 23

          21. Paragraph 24

          22. Paragraph 25

          23. Paragraph 26

          24. Paragraph 27

          25. Paragraph 28

          26. Paragraph 29

          27. Paragraph 30

          28. Paragraph 31

          29. Paragraph 32

          30. Paragraph 33

          31. Paragraph 34

          32. Paragraph 36

          33. Paragraph 38

          34. Paragraph 39

          35. Paragraph 40

        2. Part 2

          1. Amendments related to disabled persons’ badges

            1. Paragraph 41

            2. Paragraphs 42 to 44

            3. Paragraph 45

            4. Paragraphs 46 to 48

        3. Part 3

          1. Other Amendments

            1. Paragraph 49

            2. Paragraph 50

    21. Schedule 2

  6. Commencement

  7. Hansard References

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