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Amendments to the Race Relations (Amendment) Bill [H.L.]

Race Relations (Amendment) Bill [H.L.] -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Race Relations (Amendment) Bill [H.L.] to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
THE BARONESS HOWELLS OF ST DAVIDS
 
     Page 1, line 9, leave out from ("a") to ("to") in line 11 and insert ("public authority") 
     Page 1, leave out lines 13 and 14 
     Page 1, leave out lines 15 to 17 
     Page 1, leave out lines 18 to 20 
     Page 1, leave out lines 21 to 24 
     Page 1, line 25, leave out from beginning to end of line 10 on page 2 
     Page 2, leave out lines 11 to 15 
     Page 2, line 19, after ("Act") insert ("or is unlawfully discriminatory under common law") 
     Page 2, line 21, at end insert--
 
    ("(9)  Nothing in this section shall make unlawful any measures appropriate and necessary to meet the special needs of persons of a particular racial group or any measures designed to prevent or compensate for disadvantages suffered by persons of that racial group.")
 
     Page 2, leave out lines 22 to 25 and insert--
 
    ("(1)  Nothing in section 19B shall render unlawful any act done by a relevant person in carrying out immigration and nationality functions in affording persons of a particular nationality, religion or ethnic or national origin special treatment on humanitarian grounds.")
 
     Page 3, line 12, leave out ("or to any acts leading to such a decision") 
     Page 3, line 14, leave out subsection (2) and insert--
 
    ("(  )  After section 78(2) of the 1976 Act (interpretation) there is inserted--
        (2A)  In this Act, "public authority" includes any person certain of whose functions are functions of a public nature, but does not include either House of Parliament or a person exercising functions in connection with proceedings in Parliament.
        (2B)  In relation to a particular act, a person is not a public authority by virtue only of subsection (2A) if the nature of the act is private.".")
 
  
Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
THE BARONESS HOWELLS OF ST DAVIDS
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Schedule 1 be the First Schedule to the Bill. 
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
THE BARONESS HOWELLS OF ST DAVIDS
 
     Page 6, line 7, leave out from ("19B,") to ("a") in line 9 and insert ("the court in granting such relief or remedy, or making such order, within its powers (other than the award of damages) shall have regard to the need to avoid serious prejudice to") 
     Page 6, leave out lines 43 to 48 
     Page 7, line 1, leave out subsection (2) 
 
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