(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order brings certain provisions of the Disability Rights Commission Act 1999 into force on 23rd March 2000 and 25th April 2000 respectively.
The provisions brought into force on 23rd March 2000 confer power on the Secretary of State to make regulations in connection with the conduct of formal investigations or the procedure for issuing non-discrimination notices, and to prescribe in regulations the periods at the end of which an action plan becomes final.
The provisions brought into force on 25th April 2000 relate to the abolition of the National Disability Council, the powers and duties of the Disability Rights Commission, the procedure for amending section 7(1) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, and consequential amendments and repeals.
The Order also contains a transitional provision relating to paragraph 6(2) of Schedule 3 to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.