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The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Commencement No. 11) Order 2005

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2005 No. 1122 (C.50)

DISABLED PERSONS

The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Commencement No. 11) Order 2005

Made

5th April 2005

The Secretary of State for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 70(3) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995(1), hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and interpretation

1.  (1)  This Order may be cited as the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Commencement No. 11) Order 2005.

(2) In this Order, “relevant document” has the meaning given to it in section 49(1) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

Commencement

2.  (1)  Section 49 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (forgery and false statements), in so far as it relates to the relevant documents referred to in paragraph (2), shall come into force on 6th April 2005.

(2) Those relevant documents are—

(a)a certificate of exemption issued under section 37 or 37A(2);

(b)a notice of a kind mentioned in section 37(8)(b) or 37A(8)(b);

(c)an accessibility certificate; and

(d)an approval certificate.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Transport

Charlotte Atkins

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Department for Transport

5th April 2005

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order provides for the coming into force of section 49 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, to the extent that it relates to provisions in the Act about the carriage of guide dogs and assistance dogs in taxis and private hire vehicles, and the granting of accessibility certificates and approval certificates in respect of public service vehicles. Section 49 makes it an offence for a person, with intent to deceive, to forge, alter, use, lend or allow another person to use a relevant document, as defined in section 49(1). Section 49(4) makes it an offence to knowingly make a false statement in order to obtain certain relevant documents.

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order)

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.I. No.
Section 117 May 19961996/1336
Section 217 May 19961996/1336
Section 317 May 19961996/1336
Section 42 December 19961996/1474
Section 5(1) to (5)2 December 19961996/1474
Section 5(6) and (7)6 June 19961996/1474
Section 6(1) to (7), (11) and (12)2 December 19961996/1474
Section 6(8), (9) and (10)6 June 19961996/1474
Section 72 December 19961996/1474
Section 8(1) to (5) and (8)2 December 19961996/1474
Section 8(6) and (7)6 June 19961996/1474
Section 92 December 19961996/1474
Section 102 December 19961996/1474
Section 112 December 19961996/1474
Section 12(1), (2) , (4) and (5)2 December 19961996/1474
Section 12(3) and (6)6 June 19961996/1474
Section 132 December 19961996/1474
Section 14(1) and (3)2 December 19961996/1474
Section 14(2), (4) and (5)1 October 19991999/1190
Section 14(6)6 June 19961996/1474
Section 15(1)(a) and (2) to (10)1 October 19991999/1190
Section 16(1), (2) and (4)2 December 19961996/1474
Section 16(3) and (5) partially17 May 19961996/1336
Section 16(3) to the extent not previously in force2 December 19961996/3003
Section 16(5) to the extent not previously in force6 June 19961996/1474
Section 17(1), (2) and (4)2 December 19961996/1474
Section 17(3)6 June 19961996/1474
Section 18(1) and (2)2 December 19961996/1474
Section 18(3) and (4)6 June 19961996/1474
Section 19(1)(a), (c) and (d), (2), (3), (4) (5)(a) and (b) and (6)2 December 19961996/1474
Section 19(1)(b)1 October 19991999/1190
Section 19(5)(c)6 June 19961996/1474
Section 20(1), (3) and (4)2 December 19961996/1474
Section 20(2), (5) and (9)1 October 19991999/1190
Section 20(6), (7) and (8)6 June 19961996/1474
Section 21(1), (2) (with the exception of paragraphs (a) to (c)), (4), (6) and (10)1 October 19991999/1190
Section 21(2) to the extent it is not already in force1 October 20042001/2030
Section 21(3) and (5)26 April 19991999/1190
Section 222 December 19961996/1474
Section 232 December 19961996/1474
Section 24(1) to (4)2 December 19961996/1474
Section 24(5)6 June 19961996/1474
Section 252 December 19961996/1474
Section 262 December 19961996/1474
Section 27(3) and (5) so far as it relates to paragraphs 8 and 9 of Schedule 49 May 20012001/2030
Section 27(1), (2) and (4) and, to the extent that it is not already in force, (5)1 October 20042001/2030
Section 2817 May 19961996/1336
Section 29(3)31 July 19961996/1474
Section 30(1) to (6)31 July 19961996/1474
Section 3131 July 19961996/1474
Section 37(5), (6), (7) and (8)(b)1 December 20002000/2989
Section 37 to the extent not previously in force31 March 20012000/2989
Section 381 December 20002000/2989
Section 395 February 20032003/215
Section 4030 August 20002000/1969
Section 4130 August 20002000/1969
Section 4230 August 20002000/1969
Section 4330 August 20002000/1969
Section 4430 August 20002000/1969
Section 4530 August 20002000/1969
Section 4613 May 19981998/1282
Section 4713 May 19981998/1282
Section 48 insofar as it relates to section 4613 May 19981998/1282
Section 48 to the extent not previously in force30 August 20002000/1969
Section 501 January 19961995/3330
Section 511 January 19961995/3330
Section 521 January 19961995/3330
Section 536 June 19961996/1474
Section 546 June 19961996/1474
Section 552 December 19961996/1474
Section 566 June 19961996/1474
Section 572 December 19961996/1474
Section 582 December 19961996/1474
Section 5917 May 19961996/1336
Section 602 December 19961996/1474
Section 612 December 19961996/1474
Section 62(1), (2) and (7)17 May 19961996/1336
Section 63(1), (2), (4), (5) and (6)17 May 19961996/1336
Section 642 December 19961996/1474
Section 652 December 19961996/1474
Section 662 December 19961996/1474
Section 6717 May 19961996/1336
Section 68(1)17 May 19961996/1336
Section 68(2) to (5)2 December 19961996/1474
Section 6917 May 19961996/1336
Section 70(4)2 December 19961996/1474
Section 70(7)17 May 19961996/1336
Schedule 1 (with the exception of paragraph 7)17 May 19961996/1336
Schedule 1, paragraph 72 December 19961996/1474
Schedule 217 May 19961996/1336
Schedule 32 December 19961996/1474
Schedule 4, Part 1, paragraphs 1 and 22 December 19961996/1474
Schedule 4, Part 1, paragraph 36 June 19961996/1474
Schedule 4, paragraph 4 and section 16(5) insofar as it relates to it17 May 19961996/1336
Schedule 4, paragraphs 5, 6 and 71 October 20042001/2030
Schedule 4, paragraphs 8 and 99 May 20012001/2030
Schedule 51 January 19961995/3330
Schedule 62 December 19961996/1474
Schedule 7 and section 70(5) insofar as is necessary to effect the repeal of sections 1, 6 to 14, 19 and 21 of the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 1944 and section 2 of the Disabled Persons (Employment) Act 19582 December 19961996/1474
(2)

Section 37A was inserted into the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 by s. 1(1) of the Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc.) Act 2002 (see S.I. 2003/3123 for date in force).

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