Disability Act 2005

PART 1

Preliminary and General

Short title and commencement.

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1.—(1) This Act may be cited as the Disability Act 2005.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), this Act shall, except in relation to a provision whose commencement is otherwise provided for by this Act, come into operation on such day or days as, by order or orders made by the Minister, may be fixed therefor either generally or with reference to any particular purpose or provision, and different days may be so fixed for different purposes and different provisions.

(3) Part 2 shall come into operation on such day or days as, by order or orders made by the Minister for Health and Children, where appropriate, after consultation with the Minister for Education and Science, may be fixed therefor either generally or with reference to persons of different ages or with reference to any other particular purpose or provision and different days may be so fixed for persons of different ages, for other different purposes or for different provisions.

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

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Power pursuant to section exercised (1.06.2007) by Disability Act 2005 (Commencement) Order 2007 (S.I. No. 234 of 2007).

2. The 1st June 2007 is hereby fixed as the day on which the provisions of Part 2 of the Disability Act 2005 comes into operation in relation to persons under 5 years of age.

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Power pursuant to subs. (2) exercised (29.07.2005, 31.12.2005 and 1.01.2007) by Disability Act 2005 (Commencement) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 474 of 2005).

3. (1) The 29th day of July 2005 is fixed as the day on which the following provisions of the Act of 2005 come into operation:

(a) Part 1;

(b) sections 24, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 and 37; and

(c) Part 7.

(2) The 31st day of December 2005 is fixed as the day on which the following provisions of the Act of 2005 come into operation:

(a) sections 38, 39 and 40; and

(b) Part 4; and

(c) Part 5.

(3) The 1st day of January 2007 is fixed as the day on which Part 6 of the Act of 2005 comes into operation.