Supplementary Observations on the Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission welcomes the publication of the Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016 (the ‘Bill’) in December 2016.

It notes that a significant number of additional provisions are proposed to be introduced at the Committee Stage of the parliamentary debate. Prior to the publication of the Bill, the Commission published legislative observations on the General Scheme of the Equality / Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill (the ‘General Scheme of the Bill’), and while these legislative observations are of continued relevance, the Commission takes the opportunity to provide a brief supplementary comment following publication of the Bill.