House of Lords portcullis
House of Lords

Publications on the internet
Other Public Bills before Parliament
Bill Home Page

Equality Bill


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON REPORT


 

Clause 8

 

BARONESS COUSSINS

 

BARONESS AFSHAR

Page 5, line 27, leave out "marriage" and insert "marital status"
Page 5, line 28, after "married" insert ", unmarried, widowed or divorced"
Page 5, line 29, leave out "marriage" and insert "marital status"
Page 5, line 31, after "married" insert ", unmarried, widowed or divorced"
Page 5, line 33, after "married" insert ", unmarried, widowed or divorced"
 

Clause 9

 

LORD AVEBURY

 

LORD LESTER OF HERNE HILL

 

BARONESS HAMWEE

Page 6, line 7, at end insert—
"(5)  A Minister of the Crown may by order—
(a)  amend this section so as to provide for caste to be an aspect of race;
(b)  amend this Act so as to provide for an exception to a provision of this Act to apply, or not to apply, to caste or to apply, or not to apply, to caste in specified circumstances.
(6)  The power under section 205(4)(b), in its application to subsection (5), includes power to amend this Act."
 

Clause 13

 

BARONESS COUSSINS

 

BARONESS AFSHAR

Page 7, line 13, leave out "marriage" and insert "marital status"
Page 7, line 15, after "married" insert ", unmarried, widowed or divorced"
 

Clause 19

 

BARONESS COUSSINS

 

BARONESS AFSHAR

Page 10, line 19, leave out "marriage" and insert "marital status"
 

Clause 25

 

BARONESS COUSSINS

 

BARONESS AFSHAR

Page 13, line 11, leave out "Marriage" and insert "Marital status"
Page 13, line 12, leave out "marriage" and insert "marital status"
Page 13, line 15, leave out "marriage" and insert "marital status"
 

After Clause 105

 

BARONESS ROYALL OF BLAISDON

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Information about diversity in range of candidates etc.
(1)  This section applies to an association which is a registered political party.
(2)  If the party had candidates at a relevant election, the party must, in accordance with regulations made by a Minister of the Crown, publish information relating to protected characteristics of persons who come within a description prescribed in the regulations in accordance with subsection (3).
(3)  One or more of the following descriptions may be prescribed for the purposes of subsection (2)—
(a)  successful applicants for nomination as a candidate at the relevant election;
(b)  unsuccessful applicants for nomination as a candidate at that election;
(c)  candidates elected at that election;
(d)  candidates who are not elected at that election.
(4)  The duty imposed by subsection (2) applies only in so far as it is possible to publish information in a manner that ensures that no person to whom the information relates can be identified from that information.
(5)  The following elections are relevant elections—
(a)  Parliamentary Elections;
(b)  elections to the European Parliament;
(c)  elections to the Scottish Parliament;
(d)  elections to the National Assembly for Wales.
(6)  This section does not apply to the following protected characteristics—
(a)  marriage and civil partnership;
(b)  pregnancy and maternity.
(7)  The regulations may provide that the information to be published—
(a)  must (subject to subsection (6)) relate to all protected characteristics or only to such as are prescribed;
(b)  must include a statement, in respect of each protected characteristic to which the information relates, of the proportion that the number of persons who provided the information to the party bears to the number of persons who were asked to provide it.
(8)  Regulations under this section may prescribe—
(a)  descriptions of information;
(b)  descriptions of political party to which the duty is to apply;
(c)  the time at which information is to be published;
(d)  the form and manner in which information is to be published;
(e)  the period for which information is to be published.
(9)  Provision by virtue of subsection (8)(b) may, in particular, provide that the duty imposed by subsection (2) does not apply to a party which had candidates in fewer constituencies in the election concerned than a prescribed number.
(10)  Regulations under this section—
(a)  may provide that the duty imposed by subsection (2) applies only to such relevant elections as are prescribed;
(b)  may provide that a by-election or other election to fill a vacancy is not to be treated as a relevant election or is to be so treated only to a prescribed extent;
(c)  may amend this section so as to provide for the duty imposed by subsection (2) to apply in the case of additional descriptions of election.
(11)  Nothing in this section authorises a political party to require a person to provide information to it."
 

Clause 113

 

BARONESS ROYALL OF BLAISDON

Page 72, line 3, at end insert—
"(   )  Subsection (1)(d) does not apply to a contravention of section (Information about diversity in range of candidates etc.)."
 

Schedule 24

 

BARONESS ROYALL OF BLAISDON

Page 224, line 6, at end insert—
 "Section (Information about diversity in range of candidates etc.) (election candidates: diversity information)"
 

Clause 206

 

BARONESS ROYALL OF BLAISDON

Page 128, line 8, at end insert—
"(   )  regulations under section (Information about diversity in range of candidates etc.) (election candidates: diversity information);"
 

Schedule 26

 

BARONESS ROYALL OF BLAISDON

Page 230, line 8, at end insert—
"(   )  an act which is unlawful because it amounts to a contravention of section (Information about diversity in range of candidates etc.) of that Act (information about diversity in range of candidates etc.),"

 
 
House of Commons home page Houses of Parliament home page House of Lords home page search page enquiries index

©Parliamentary copyright 2010
24 February 2010