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Amendments to the Equality Bill [HL]

Equality Bill [HL]


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               Amendment
               No.

 

Schedule 2

 

THE LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL

1Page 89, line 27, at end insert—
"(ab)  is so structured, and conducts its affairs in such manner, that members of the club do not constitute a section of the public; and"
2Page 89, line 38, leave out paragraph 42 and insert—
 

"Exclusion for members clubs limited to persons who are members of particular groups

 42   (1)   There is excluded from the protected area of activity specified in section 6(1)(f) the management of any members club that is carried on otherwise than for profit, if the principal purpose of the club is to enable the benefits of membership of the club to be enjoyed by persons who are members of any one or more of the following groups—
(a)  any group of persons identified by reference to a particular age group into which they fall;
(b)  any group of persons identified by reference to their race, nationality or ethnic or national origins;
(c)  any group of persons identified by reference to a particular disability they have or have had;
(d)  any group of persons identified by reference to their family status;
(e)  persons generally who have undergone a gender reassignment;
(f)  any group of persons identified by reference to their marital status;
(g)  pregnant women generally;
(h)  any group of persons identified by reference to their religion or belief; and
(i)  any group of persons identified by reference to their sexual orientation.
(2)      But the exclusion in sub-paragraph (1) does not apply—
(a)  in relation to any members club if its principal purpose is to enable the benefits of membership of the club to be enjoyed by persons who are members of any group defined by reference to colour; or
(b)  to exclude anything done for a reason or reasons relating to any prohibited ground that falls outside the scope of such restrictions as are reasonably necessary to give effect to the principal purpose of the club.
(3)      In determining the principal purpose of a members club, regard is to be had to—
(a)  the extent to which the affairs of the club are conducted in such a way that the persons primarily enjoying the benefits of membership are persons of the particular group concerned;
(b)  the essential character of the club; and
(c)  any other relevant circumstances."

 
 
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