Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order appoints 27th May 2002 as the date on which the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Code of Practice on the Rights of Access to Goods, Facilities, Services and Premises, issued by the Disability Rights Commission on 26th February 2002 (“the new code”), shall come into force. A regulatory impact assessment of the duties dealt with in the new code and the effect they would have on the cost of business is available from The Department for Work and Pensions, RIA Unit, 3rd Floor, Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6HT.

The new code may be obtained from The Stationery Office Limited (mail, telephone and fax orders only) PO Box 29, Norwich NR3 1GN (phone orders 0870 600 5522, fax orders 0870 600 5533), Email book.orders@tso.co.uk, Internet http://www.clicktsocom and from Stationery Office bookshops.