Equality Bill [HL]

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:30 pm on 9th November 2005.

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Photo of Baroness Ashton of Upholland Baroness Ashton of Upholland Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Constitutional Affairs) 6:30 pm, 9th November 2005

My Lords, I feel I should begin by saying, "Gosh".

This is a minor technical amendment whose purpose is to tidy up some technical referencing in the Bill. Essentially, it clarifies that the consequential amendments to the Disability Discrimination Act and the Estate Agents Act contained in Schedules 3 and 4 do not apply in Northern Ireland. The amendments will ensure that the Northern Ireland-specific changes made to the Disability Discrimination Act and the Estate Agents Act as they came into force are thereby not undermined. I beg to move.