Disability Rights Commission Bill [H.L.] - continued        House of Lords

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Interpretation.     12. - (1) In this Act-
    "Commission" means the Disability Rights Commission;
    "formal investigation" means an investigation under section 3;
    "non-discrimination notice" means a notice under section 4;
    "notice" means notice in writing;
    "prescribed" means prescribed in regulations made by the Secretary of State; and
    "the 1995 Act" means the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
      (2) Expressions used in this Act which are defined for the purposes of the 1995 Act have the same meaning in this Act as in that Act.
Consequential amendments and repeals.     13. - (1) Schedule 4 (minor and consequential amendments) has effect.
      (2) The enactments mentioned in Schedule 5 are repealed to the extent specified.
Crown application.     14. This Act binds the Crown (but does not affect Her Majesty in her private capacity or in right of Her Duchy of Lancaster or the Duke of Cornwall).
Short title, commencement and extent.     15. - (1) This Act may be cited as the Disability Rights Commission Act 1999.
      (2) This Act (apart from this section) shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint; and different days may be appointed for different purposes.
      (3) An order under subsection (2) may contain transitional provisions and savings relating to the provisions brought into force by the order.
      (4) The following provisions extend to Northern Ireland-
    (a) section 13(1), in relation to paragraph 1, 2 and 4 of Schedule 4; and
    (b) section 13(2), in relation to the repeal of words in the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975, the Northern Ireland Assembly Disqualification Act 1975 and section 70(7) of the 1995 Act.
      (5) Except as mentioned in subsection (4), this Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.
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