The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Commencement No. 5) Order 1998

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Published: 1998-05-11

Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 1282 (C.27)

DISABLED PERSONS
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Commencement No. 5) Order 1998

Made
11th May 1998

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 70(3) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:—

Citation

1.  This Order may be cited as the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Commencement No. 5) Order 1998.

Provisions coming into force

2.  Sections 46, 47 and, insofar as it relates to section 46, section 48 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 shall come into force on 13th May 1998.

Signed by the authority of the Secretary of State for Environment, Transport and the Regions

Glenda Jackson
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,
Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions
11th May 1998

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order brings into force sections 46, 47 and (partially) 48 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
Section 46 empowers the Secretary of State to make rail vehicle accessibility regulations to ensure that disabled persons, including those seated in wheelchairs, may get on to and off rail vehicles in safety and without unreasonable difficulty and may be carried in reasonable comfort.
Section 47 empowers the Secretary of State to make exemption orders exempting vehicles from the rail vehicle accessibility regulations, and to make regulations in respect of applications for exemptions.
Section 48 provides that where an offence is committed by a body corporate, or, in Scotland, a partnership or an unincorporated association, with the consent or connivance of certain persons, those persons shall also be guilty of the offence.
Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order)
The following provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 have been brought into force by Commencement Orders made before the date of this Order:


Provision
Date of Commencement

S.I. No.

Section 1
17th May 1996
1996/1336

Section 2
17th May 1996
1996/1336

Section 3
17th May 1996
1996/1336

Section 4
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 5(1) to (5)
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 5(6) and (7)
6th June 1996
1996/1474

Section 6(1) to (7), (11) and (12)
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 6(8), (9) and (10)
6th June 1996
1996/1474

Section 7
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 8(1) to (5) and (8)
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 8(6) and (7)
6th June 1996
1996/1474

Section 9
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 10
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 11
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 12(1), (2), (4) and (5)
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 12(3) and (6)
6th June 1996
1996/1474

Section 13
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 14(1) and (3)
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 14(6)
6th June 1996
1996/1474

Section 16(1), (2) and (4)
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 16(3) and (5) partially
17th May 1996
1996/1336

Section 16(3) to the extent not previously in force
2nd December 1996
1996/3003

Section 16(5) to the extent not previously in force
6th June 1996
1996/1474

Section 17(1), (2) and (4)
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 17(3)
6th June 1996
1996/1474

Section 18(1) and (2)
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 18(3) and (4)
6th June 1996
1996/1474

Section 19(1)(a), (c) and (d), (2), (3), (4), (5)(a) and (b) and (6)
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 19(5)(c)
6th June 1996
1996/1474

Section 20(1), (3) and (4)
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 20(6), (7) and (8)
6th June 1996
1996/1474

Section 22
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 23
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 24(1) to (4)
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 24(5)
6th June 1996
1996/1474

Section 25
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 26
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 28
17th May 1996
1996/1336

Section 29(3)
31st July 1996
1996/1474

Section 30(1) to (6)
31st July 1996
1996/1474

Section 31
31st July 1996
1996/1474

Section 50
1st January 1996
1995/3330

Section 51
1st January 1996
1995/3330

Section 52
1st January 1996
1995/3330

Section 53
6th June 1996
1996/1474

Section 54
6th June 1996
1996/1474

Section 55
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 56
6th June 1996
1996/1474

Section 57
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 58
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 59
17th May 1996
1996/1336

Section 60
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 61
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 62(1), (2) and (7)
17th May 1996
1996/1336

Section 63(1), (2), (4), (5) and (6)
17th May 1996
1996/1336

Section 64
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 65
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 66
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 67
17th May 1996
1996/1336

Section 68(1)
17th May 1996
1996/1336

Section 68(2) to (5)
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 69
17th May 1996
1996/1336

Section 70(4)
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Section 70(7)
17th May 1996
1996/1336

Schedule 1 (with the exception of paragraph 7)
17th May 1996
1996/1336

Schedule 1, paragraph 7
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Schedule 2
17th May 1996
1996/1336

Schedule 3
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Schedule 4, Part I, paragraphs 1 and 2
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

Schedule 4, Part I paragraph 3
6th June 1996
1996/1474

Schedule 4, paragraph 4 and section 16(5) insofar as it relates to it
17th May 1996
1996/1336

Schedule 5
1st January 1996
1995/3330

Schedule 6
2nd December 1996
1996/1474

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 1958
2nd December 1996
1996/1474


(1)
1995 c. 50.
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