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Equality Bill [HL]

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department of Trade and Industry, are published separately

as HL Bill 2—EN.

EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

The Lord Falconer of Thoroton has made the following statement under section

19(1)(a) of the Human Rights Act 1998:

In my view the provisions of the Equality Bill [HL] are compatible with the

Convention rights.

 

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Contents

Part 1

The Commission for Equality and Human Rights

The Commission

1   

Establishment

2   

Constitution, &c.

3   

Fundamental duty

4   

Strategic plan

5   

Strategic plan: consultation

6   

Disclosure

7   

Scotland: human rights

Duties

8   

Equality and diversity

9   

Human rights

10   

Disability

11   

Communities

12   

Monitoring the law

13   

Monitoring progress

General powers

14   

Information, advice, &c.

15   

Codes of practice

16   

Codes of practice: supplemental

17   

Inquiries

18   

Grants

19   

Human rights

20   

Disability

21   

Communities

Enforcement powers

22   

Investigations

23   

Unlawful act notice

 

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24   

Action plans

25   

Agreements

26   

Applications to court

27   

Application to restrain unlawful advertising, pressure, &c.

28   

Section 27: supplemental

29   

Conciliation

30   

Legal assistance

31   

Legal assistance: costs

32   

Judicial review and other legal proceedings

33   

Public sector duties: assessment

34   

Public sector duties: compliance notice

Interpretation

35   

Equality and human rights enactments

36   

Unlawful

37   

General

Dissolution of Existing Commissions

38   

Dissolution

39   

Transfer of property, &c.

40   

Transfer of property: supplemental

Miscellaneous

41   

Orders and regulations

42   

Consequential amendments

43   

Transitional: the Commission

44   

Transitional: functions of the dissolved Commissions

Part 2

Discrimination on grounds of religion or belief

Key concepts

45   

Religion and belief

46   

Discrimination

47   

Harassment

Prohibited discrimination and harassment

48   

Goods, facilities and services

49   

Premises

50   

Section 49: exceptions

51   

Educational establishments

52   

Section 51: exceptions

53   

Local education authorities and education authorities

54   

Public authorities: general

Other unlawful acts

55   

Discriminatory practices

 
 

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56   

Discriminatory advertisements

57   

Instructing or causing discrimination or harassment

General exceptions

58   

Statutory requirements

59   

Organisations relating to religion or belief

60   

Charities relating to religion or belief

61   

Faith schools, &c.

62   

Education, training and welfare

63   

Care within family

64   

National security

65   

Amendment of exceptions

Enforcement

66   

Restriction of proceedings

67   

Claim of unlawful action

68   

Immigration

69   

Remedies

70   

Timing

71   

Information

72   

National security

General

73   

Aiding unlawful acts

74   

Employers’ and principals’ liability

75   

Police

76   

Indirect provision of benefit, &c.

77   

Employment Equality Regulations

78   

Crown application

79   

Interpretation

80   

Territorial application

Part 3

Public Functions

Sex discrimination

81   

Prohibition of discrimination

82   

General duty to promote equality, &c.

83   

Specific duties

84   

Codes of practice

85   

National security

Disability discrimination

86   

General duty: exceptions

87   

National security

 
 

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Race discrimination

88   

National security

Part 4

General

89   

Repeals

90   

Crown application

91   

Commencement

92   

Extent

93   

Short title

Schedule 1   —   

The Commission: Constitution, &c.

Part 1   —   

Constitution

Part 2   —   

Proceedings

Part 3   —   

Money

Part 4   —   

Status, &c.

Part 5   —   

Disability Committee

Schedule 2   —   

Inquiries, Investigations and Assessments

Schedule 3   —   

Amendments Consequential on Part 1

Schedule 4   —   

Repeals

 
 

 
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