Is it unlawful to refer to a disabled candidate's disabilities during an interview?

From 1 October 2010, s.60 of the Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful and potentially discriminatory, on the ground of disability, for employers to ask a job applicant questions about his or her health or disability prior to making a job offer to that person or, if an employer is not in a position to offer work, prior to including him or her in a pool of applicants from which it intends to select a person to whom to offer work when it is in a position to do so. The Act does allow employers to make enquiries about a job applicant's health or disability in limited circumstances, which include asking questions to establish whether or not the job applicant would be able to carry out the "intrinsic" functions of the job, if recruited. When asking questions related to health or disability, interviewers should take care to avoid making negative assumptions about a disabled person's suitability for the job.