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The Race Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1997

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Establishment and duties of CommissionN.I.

42.  Para.(1) rep. by 1998 c.47

(2) It shall be the duty of the Commission—

(a)to work towards the elimination of discrimination[F1 and harassment];

(b)to promote equality of opportunity, and good relations, between persons of different racial groups generally; and

(c)to keep under review the working of this Order and, when it is so required by the Department or otherwise thinks it necessary, draw up and submit to the Department proposals for amending this Order.

Paras.(3)‐(5) rep. by 1998 c.47

F1SR 2003/341

Assistance to organisationsN.I.

43.—(1) The Commission may give financial or other assistance to any organisation appearing to the Commission to be concerned with the promotion of equality of opportunity, and good relations, between persons of different racial groups.

(2) The Commission shall not give any financial assistance under paragraph (1) out of money appropriated by Measure except with the approval of the Department given with the consent of the Department of Finance and Personnel.

Research and educationN.I.

44.—(1) The Commission may undertake or assist (financially or otherwise) the undertaking by other persons of any research, and any educational activities, which appear to the Commission necessary or expedient for the purposes of Article 42(2).

(2) The Commission may make charges for educational or other facilities or services made available by it,

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