The House of Lords has held that the phrase 'likely to recur' in relation to the definition of disability under the Disability Discrimination Act must be given a wide meaning (SCA Packaging Limited v Boyle). Under the DDA, a person is disabled if he has a "physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on his ability to carry out normal day to day activities". A person who is currently fit may be able to claim protection under the DDA if they have previously suffered from a disability that is "likely to recur". The House of Lords held that "likely" does not mean "more than a 50/50 chance" or "more likely than not". The proper meaning of "likely to recur" is that it "could well happen". In the words of the House of Lords, interpreting "likely" in this way amounts to a broader and less exacting test' with the outcome that it may be easier to establish a disability attracting the protection of the DDA.