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

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

 [Amendments marked * are new or have been altered] 
Amendment
No.
 
  
Before Clause 8
 
  
BY THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL
THE BARONESS PRASHAR OF RUNNYMEDE
THE BARONESS HOWELLS OF ST DAVIDS
THE LORD PATEL
[In substitution for Amendment 23]
 
24*     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  For section 71 of the Race Relations Act 1976 there shall be substituted--General duty on public authorities.
 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.
    (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 after consultation with the Commission for Racial Equality.
 
    (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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