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2010-01-252009-12-29Disability Discrimination Act 1995TSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211, customer.services@tso.co.uk71492301/132301/13

Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister

THE DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION (TRANSPORT VEHICLES) REGULATIONS (NORTHERN IRELAND) 2009

Notice is hereby given that the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by sections 21(5)(e), (f) and (h) and 21ZA(3) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 has made a statutory rule entitled the Disability Discrimination (Transport Vehicles) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009.

The Regulations will impose, either in full or in part, certain duties contained in Part 3 of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (access to goods, facilities and services) on the providers of certain land-based transport services. Transport providers who operate buses; coaches; taxis; private hire vehicles; trains; rental vehicles; guided transport; or breakdown recovery vehicles will be under a duty to ensure that disabled people are not treated less favourably than other people when using their services.

The Regulations come into operation on 25 January 2010. Copies of the Order (S.R. 2009 No. 428) may be purchased from the Stationery Office Bookshop, 16 Arthur Street, Belfast BT1 4GD.