Disability Act 2005

Sectoral plan of Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources.

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35.—(1) A sectoral plan prepared by the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources shall contain information concerning—

( a) measures to be taken by the operators of passenger ships for the purpose of facilitating access by persons with disabilities to marine passenger transport services provided by them and the time within which the measures are to be taken,

( b) measures to be taken by the bodies responsible for the control and operation of specified ports and harbours for the purpose of facilitating access by those persons to places therein where such services originate or terminate in and the time within which such measures are to be taken, and

( c) any other matter which the Minister considers appropriate.

(2) In this section “passenger ships” means passenger ships within the meaning of the Merchant Shipping Act 1992 and passenger steamers within the meaning of the Merchant Shipping (Safety Convention) Act 1952 .

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

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Functions in relation to section transferred (1.01.2006) by Maritime Transport, Safety and Security (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2005 (S.I. No. 842 of 2005), arts. 3, 4 and sch., in effect as per art. 1(2), subject to transitional provisions in arts. 5-9.

3. (1) The administration and business in connection with the exercise, performance or execution of any functions transferred by Article 4 of this Order are transferred to the Department of Transport.

(2) References to the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources contained in any Act or instrument made thereunder and relating to any administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) of this Article shall, from the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Transport.

4. (1) The functions vested in the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources-

(a) by or under the Acts specified in Part 1,

(b) by or under the provisions of the Acts specified in Part 2, and

(c) under the Regulations specified in Part 3,

of the Schedule to this Order are transferred to the Minister for Transport.

(2) References to the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources contained in any Act or instrument made thereunder and relating to any functions transferred by this Article shall, from the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Minister for Transport.

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Schedule

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Part 2

Provisions of Acts

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Section 35(1)(a) and (b) of the Disability Act 2005 (No. 14 of 2005) and, in so far as it relates to maritime transport, safety and security, paragraph (c) of that subsection

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