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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2011 No. 233

Equal Opportunities

The Equality Act 2010 (Specification of Public Authorities) (Scotland) Order 2011

Made

22nd March 2011

Coming into force

6th April 2011

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 151(3) of the Equality Act 2010(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

In accordance with section 152(3) of that Act the Scottish Ministers have obtained the consent of a Minister of the Crown and have consulted the Commission for Equality and Human Rights.

In accordance with section 210(2) of that Act a draft of this instrument has been laid before and approved by resolution of the Scottish Parliament.

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Equality Act 2010 (Specification of Public Authorities) (Scotland) Order 2011 and comes into force on 6th April 2011.

Amendment of Schedule 19 to the Equality Act 2010

2.  In Part 3 of Schedule 19 to the Equality Act 2010 (public authorities: relevant Scottish authorities) after the entry “a police authority established under section 2 of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967” insert—

Other bodies and offices added on 6th April 2011

Accounts Commission for Scotland.

Audit Scotland.

Board of Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland.

Board of Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland.

Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.

Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

A Chief Constable of a police force maintained under section 1 of the Police (Scotland) Act 1967.

A chief officer of a community justice authority.

A Chief Officer of a relevant authority appointed under section 7 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005.

Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland.

Commission for Ethical Standards in Public Life in Scotland.

The Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service.

A community justice authority.

Creative Scotland.

The Crofters Commission.

The General Teaching Council for Scotland.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Learning and Teaching Scotland.

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland.

The Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland.

Quality Meat Scotland.

A regional Transport Partnership created by an order under section 1(1) of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005.

Risk Management Authority.

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.

Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration.

Scottish Commission for Human Rights.

The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.

Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council.

Scottish Futures Trust Ltd.

Scottish Information Commissioner.

The Scottish Legal Aid Board.

The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission.

Scottish Natural Heritage.

The Scottish Police Services Authority.

Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.

Scottish Qualifications Authority.

The Scottish Road Works Commissioner.

The Scottish Social Services Council.

The Scottish Sports Council.

Scottish Water.

Skills Development Scotland.

Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland.

The Standards Commission for Scotland.

The Trustees of the National Library of Scotland.

VisitScotland.

A Water Customer Consultation Panel.

The Water Industry Commission for Scotland..

ALEX NEIL

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

22nd March 2011

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the list of public authorities in Part 3 of Schedule 19 to the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) which are subject to the public sector equality duty in section 149 of the Act. That is a duty to have regard to the need to eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited under the Act, to advance equality of opportunity and to foster good relations between persons who share a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it.

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