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

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

 The amendments have been marshalled in accordance with the instruction to be moved on 10th January 2000, as follows-- 
 Clause 1
Schedule 1
Clauses 2 to 8
Schedules 2 and 3
Clause 9
 
 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Clause 1
 
  
BY THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
THE BARONESS HOWELLS OF ST DAVIDS
THE BARONESS PRASHAR OF RUNNYMEDE
THE LORD PATEL
 
1     Page 1, line 9, leave out from ("a") to ("to") in line 11 and insert ("public authority") 
2     Page 1, leave out lines 13 and 14 
3     Page 1, leave out lines 15 to 17 
4     Page 1, leave out lines 18 to 20 
5     Page 1, leave out lines 21 to 24 
6     Page 1, line 25, leave out from beginning to end of line 10 on page 2 
7     Page 2, leave out lines 11 to 15 
  
BY THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
THE BARONESS HOWELLS OF ST DAVIDS
THE BARONESS PRASHAR OF RUNNYMEDE
THE LORD DHOLAKIA
 
8     Page 2, line 19, after ("Act") insert ("or is unlawfully discriminatory under common law") 
9     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.")
 
10     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.")
 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
11     Page 2, line 24, leave out ("ethic or") 
  
BY THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
THE BARONESS HOWELLS OF ST DAVIDS
THE BARONESS PRASHAR OF RUNNYMEDE
THE LORD DHOLAKIA
 
12     Page 3, line 12, leave out ("or to any acts leading to such a decision") 
  
BY THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
THE BARONESS HOWELLS OF ST DAVIDS
THE BARONESS PRASHAR OF RUNNYMEDE
THE LORD PATEL
 
13     Page 3, line 14, leave out subsection (2) and insert--
 
    ("(2)  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 COPE OF BERKELEY
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
14     Page 10, leave out lines 18 to 32 
15     Page 10, line 36, after ("being") insert ("on active service or") 
16     Page 12, line 29, at end insert--
 
    ("  . Any person or body corporate in the performance of any contract with any authority or body included in paragraphs 11 to 42 of this Schedule to carry out any public function which the authority or body would otherwise carry out and which would otherwise be included in this Schedule.")
 
  
BY THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
THE BARONESS HOWELLS OF ST DAVIDS
THE BARONESS PRASHAR OF RUNNYMEDE
THE LORD PATEL
 
     The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Schedule 1 be the First Schedule to the Bill. 
  
Clause 2
 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
17*     Page 3, line 35, after ("group") insert ("or nationality") 
  
After Clause 3
 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
18*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("Disclosure of information 
     After section 71 of the 1976 Act there is inserted--Disclosure of information.
 <~et>Disclosure of information.     71A.  Nothing in this Act shall require a public authority to disclose any information which would be protected from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act 2000."") 
  
Clause 4
 
  
BY THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
THE BARONESS HOWELLS OF ST DAVIDS
THE BARONESS PRASHAR OF RUNNYMEDE
THE LORD DHOLAKIA
 
19     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") 
  
BY THE LORD COPE OF BERKELEY
THE VISCOUNT ASTOR
 
20     Page 6, line 7, leave out ("other than damages") 
  
BY THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
THE BARONESS HOWELLS OF ST DAVIDS
THE BARONESS PRASHAR OF RUNNYMEDE
THE LORD DHOLAKIA
 
21     Page 6, leave out lines 43 to 48 
22     Page 7, line 1, leave out subsection (2) 
  
Before Clause 8
 
  
BY THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
THE BARONESS PRASHAR OF RUNNYMEDE
THE BARONESS HOWELLS OF ST DAVIDS
THE LORD PATEL
 
23     Insert the following new Clause--
 
    ("  .  For section 71 of the Race Relations Act 1976 there shall be substituted--
 
 General duty on public authorities.     71.--(1)  Without prejudice to its obligation to comply with any other provision of this Act, a public authority to which this section applies shall have due regard to the need--
    (a)  to eliminate unlawful racial discrimination;
    (b)  to promote equality of opportunity between persons of different colour, race, nationality or ethnic or national origins; and
    (c)  to promote good relations between persons of different racial groups.
General duty on public authorities.
      (2)  The compliance of each public authority to which this section applies with the requirements of this section shall be subject to inspection and appraisal in accordance with regulations to be made by the Secretary of State.
 
    (3)  This section applies to every body or other person specified in Schedule A1 or of a description falling within that Schedule."")
 
 
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