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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 2nd May 2000

STANDING COMMITTEE D


RACE RELATIONS (AMENDMENT) BILL [LORDS]

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [11th April], as follows:

Clause 1, Schedule 1, Clauses 2 to 8, Schedules 2 and 3, Clause 9, new Clauses, new Schedules.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Sir Robert Smith

6

Schedule     2,     page     13,     line     8,     at end insert—

    ' "1A. In section 47(1) after (d) add—

      (e) the implementation by public authorities of the duty under section (positive duty).".'.

   

Mr Simon Hughes
Sir Robert Smith

7

Schedule     2,     page     13,     line     8,     at end insert—

    '1B. In section 47 add—

    "(3B) In the course of preparing any draft code of practice relating to the implementation by public authorities of the duty under section (positive duty) for eventual publication under subsection (2) the Commission shall consult with such organisations or bodies as appear to the Commission to be appropriate having regard to the content of the draft code.".'.

   

Mr Mike O'Brien

42

Schedule     2,     page     13,     line     10,     leave out 'section 65' and insert 'the Special Immigration Appeals Commission Act 1997 or Part IV'.

   

Mr Mike O'Brien

43

Schedule     2,     page     13,     line     15,     at end insert—

    '. After section 65(6) of that Act (help for aggrieved persons in obtaining information etc.), there is added—

            "(7) This section does not apply in relation to any proceedings under—

            (a) the Special Immigration Appeals Commission Act 1997; or

            (b) Part IV of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999." '.

   

Mr Mike O'Brien

44

Schedule     2,     page     13,     line     15,     at end insert—

    '. In section 68(2) of that Act (period within which proceedings to be brought), at the beginning there is inserted "Subject to subsection (2A)".

    . After section 68(2) of that Act, there is inserted—

            "(2A) In relation to an immigration claim within the meaning of section 57A, the period of six months mentioned in subsection (2)(a) begins on the expiry of the period during which, by virtue of section 57A(1)(a), no proceedings may be brought under section 57(1) in respect of the claim." '.

   

Mr Mike O'Brien

45

Schedule     2,     page     13,     line     15,     at end insert—

    '. In section 69(2) of that Act (evidence), after "Act" there is inserted "or any enactment mentioned in section 19C(5)".'.

   

Mr Mike O'Brien

55

Schedule     2,     page     13,     line     28,     at end insert—

            '() proceedings on dealing summarily with a charge under the Army Act 1955 or the Air Force Act 1955 or on summary trial under the Naval Discipline Act 1957;

            () proceedings before a summary appeal court constituted under any of those Acts;'.

   

Mr Mike O'Brien

56

Schedule     2,     page     13,     line     29,     leave out from 'under' to 'or' in line 31 and insert 'any of those Acts'.

   

Mr Mike O'Brien

46

Schedule     2,     page     13,     line     34,     at end insert—

'Special Immigration Appeals Commission Act 1997 (c.68)

    . In section 2A(1) of the Special Immigration Appeals Commission Act 1997 (jurisdiction: human rights), after "appealable decision," there is inserted "racially discriminated against him or".

    . In section 2A(2) of that Act, after "this section," there is inserted "—

            (a) an authority racially discriminates against a person if he acts, or fails to act, in relation to that other person in a way which is unlawful by virtue of section 19B of the Race Relations Act 1976; and

            (b)".

    . In section 2A(3) of that Act, after "the proceedings," there is inserted "racially discriminated against the appellant or".

    . In section 2A(5) of that Act—

      (a) after "concerned" there is inserted "—

            "(a) racially discriminated against the appellant; or

            (b)"; and

      (b) for "that ground" there is substituted "the ground in question".

    . In the side note to section 2A of that Act, after "Jurisdiction:" there is inserted "racial discrimination and".'.

   

Mr Mike O'Brien

57

Schedule     2,     page     13,     line     34,     at end insert—

'Local Government Act 1988 (c.9)

    . In section 18(1) of the Local Government Act 1988 (race relations matters)—

      (a) for the words from "71" to "regard to" there is substituted "71(1) of the Race Relations Act 1976 and any duty imposed by an order under section 71(2) of that Act (duties relating to the"; and

      (b) for "local authority" there is substituted "public authority to which section 17 above applies".

    . In section 18(2) of that Act—

      (a) for "local authority" there is substituted "public authority to which that section applies"; and

      (b) for "71" there is substituted "71(1) or any duty imposed by an order under the said section 71(2)".

    . Section 18(7A) of that Act is omitted.'.

   

Mr Mike O'Brien

47

Schedule     2,     page     13,     line     38,     leave out 'him' and insert 'the appellant'.

   

Mr Mike O'Brien

48

Schedule     2,     page     13,     line     45,     at end insert—

    '. In section 72(2)(a) of that Act (miscellaneous limitations on rights of appeal), after "rights" there is inserted "or racially discriminated against him".'.

   

Mr Mike O'Brien

49

Schedule     2,     page     13,     line     45,     at end insert—

    '. In section 73(2) of that Act (limitation on further appeals), after "a claim that" there is inserted "in taking a decision, a decision-maker racially discriminated against the appellant or that".

    . In section 74(7) of that Act (duty to disclose grounds for appeal etc.), after paragraph (a) there is inserted—

            "(aa) if he claims that he was racially discriminated against, include notice of that claim;".

    . In section 76(3)(a) of that Act (result of failure to give statement of additional grounds for appeal), for "breached the applicant's" there is substituted "racially discriminated against the applicant or breached his".'.

   

Mr Mike O'Brien

50

Schedule     2,     page     13,     line     45,     at end insert—

    '. In Schedule 4 to that Act (appeals), after paragraph 9 there is inserted—

        "Racial discrimination

            9A.—(1) This paragraph applies to an appeal under Part IV of this Act by a person who claims that he has been racially discriminated against, if the Secretary of State has certified that, in his opinion, the claim is manifestly unfounded.

            (2) If, on an appeal to which this paragraph applies, the adjudicator agrees that the claim is one to which this paragraph applies, paragraph 22 does not confer on the appellant any right to appeal to the Immigration Appeal Tribunal." '.


   

Mr Mike O'Brien

58

Schedule     3,     page     14,     line     8,     at end insert—

'1985 c. 51.Local Government Act 1985.In Schedule 13, paragraph 13(h).
In Schedule 14, paragraph 54.
1985 c. 69.Housing Associations Act 1985.Section 75(5).
1988 c. 4.Norfolk and Suffolk Broads Act 1988.In Schedule 6, paragraph 16.
1988 c. 9.Local Government Act 1988.Section 18(7A).
1988 c. 50.Housing Act 1988.Sections 56 and 63(5).
1994 c. 19.Local Government (Wales) Act 1994.In Schedule 13, paragraph 20(g).
1994 c. 29.Police and Magistrates' Courts Act 1994.In Schedule 4, paragraph 51.
1994 c. 39.Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.In Schedule 13, paragraph 108.
1995 c. 25.Environment Act 1995.In Schedule 8, paragraph 8(4).
In Schedule 10, paragraph 15(2).'.
   

Mr Mike O'Brien

59

Schedule     3,     page     14,     line     9,     column     3,     leave out 'paragraph' and insert 'paragraphs 1(2)(l) and'.

   

Mr Mike O'Brien

60

Schedule     3,     page     14,     line     10,     column     3,     leave out 'paragraph 35' and insert 'paragraphs 35 and 36'.

   

Mr Mike O'Brien

61

Schedule     3,     page     14,     line     10,     at end insert—

'1998 c. 38.Government of Wales Act 1998.In Schedule 16, paragraph 30.'.
   

Mr Mike O'Brien

62

Schedule     3,     page     14,     line     12,     at end insert—

'1999 c. 29.Greater London Authority Act 1999.Section 391.'.


   

Mr Mike O'Brien

40

Clause     9,     page     9,     line     10,     after 'such' insert 'transitory,'.

   

Mr Mike O'Brien

63

Clause     9,     page     9,     line     11,     at end insert—

    '( ) No amendment by this Act of an enactment shall be taken, for the purposes of the Scotland Act 1998, to be a pre-commencement enactment within the meaning of that Act unless the amendment so provides.'.

   

Mr Mike O'Brien

41

Clause     9,     page     9,     line     11,     at end insert—

    '( ) Transitory provision made in exercise of the power conferred by subsection (3)(b) may, in particular, include provision made in consequence of any provision of any other Act passed before, or in the same session as, this Act not having come into force.'.

 
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