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Amendments to the Disability Rights Commission Bill [H.L.]

Disability Rights Commission Bill [H.L.] -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Disability Rights Commission Bill [H.L.] to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
After Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD ASHLEY OF STOKE
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("Intervention in proceedings 
     .  The Commission may apply to a court or tribunal for leave to be joined as a party or to intervene in the public interest in any proceedings under Part II or Part III of the 1995 Act or other proceedings in which discrimination on grounds of disability is alleged.")Right to intervene in proceedings.
  
Clause 6
 
  
BY THE BARONESS BLACKSTONE
 
     Page 5, line 4, after ("provide") insert ("or arrange for the provision of") 
  
After Clause 6
 
  
BY THE LORD ASHLEY OF STOKE
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("Initiation of Proceedings 
     .  Notwithstanding any contrary provision of section 8 and section 25 of the 1995 Act, the Commission may apply to a court or tribunal for leave to initiate proceedings under those sections--Leave to initiate proceedings.
 
    (a)  on behalf of a disabled person or persons ("the claimant") who claims discrimination under either of those sections where, because of--
          (i)  the nature of the claim;
          (ii)  the nature of the disability of the claimant; or
          (iii)  the likely adverse effect of proceedings on the claimant taking into account his disability,
 
 it would be in the interests of justice to proceed in the name of the Commission,  
 
    (b)  where the Commission seeks an injunction in order to prevent the likely occurrence of an unlawful act under Part III of the 1995 Act.")
 
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