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Race Relations Act 1968

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Discrimination

    1. General

      1. 1.Meaning of "discriminate"

    2. Unlawful discrimination

      1. 2.Provision of goods, facilities and services

      2. 3.Employment

      3. 4.Trade unions, and employers' and trade organisations

      4. 5.Housing accommodation, and business and other premises

      5. 6.Advertisements and notices

    3. Acts which are not unlawful

      1. 7.Exception in the case of residential accommodation

      2. 8.Exceptions in the case of employment

      3. 9.Charities and acts done for charitable purposes

      4. 10.Acts done to safeguard national security

      5. 11.Conduct relating to acts abroad

    4. Supplemental

      1. 12.Incitement and accessories

      2. 13.Liability of employers, principals and agents

  3. Part II Conciliation and Enforcement

    1. Consideration of Complaints

      1. 14.The Race Relations Board and conciliation committees

      2. 15.General provision as to investigation of complaints of discrimination

      3. 16.Investigation of complaints relating to employment, trade unions and organisations of employers

      4. 17.Investigation of unlawful conduct where no complaint made

      5. 18.Assessors

    2. Legal proceedings

      1. 19.Nature of proceedings in England and Wales

      2. 20.Nature of proceedings in Scotland

      3. 21.Injunctions and orders

      4. 22.Damages

      5. 23.Validity and revision of contracts

      6. 24.Privileged communications

  4. Part III Miscellaneous and General

    1. 25.The Community Relations Commission

    2. 26.Research

    3. 27.Application to the Crown, the police and public bodies

    4. 28.Supplementary

    5. 29.Short title, citation, commencement and extent

    1. Schedule 1

      Provisions as to the Race Relations Board and Conciliation Committees

      1. The Race Relations Board

        1. 1.The Race Relations Board shall be a body corporate having...

        2. 2.A person appointed to be a member of the Board...

        3. 3.The Board may appoint such officers and servants as they...

        4. 4.(1) The Secretary of State shall pay to the members...

        5. 5.There shall be defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament...

      2. Conciliation committees

        1. 6.The Chairman and other members of a conciliation committee shall...

        2. 7.Paragraph 2 of this Schedule shall apply in relation to...

        3. 8.The Board may pay to members of a conciliation committee,...

      3. Proceedings of the Board and committees

        1. 9.The validity of any proceedings of the Board, a group...

        2. 10.The quorum of the Board or a group of members...

        3. 11.The quorum of a conciliation committee and the arrangements relating...

      4. Disqualification for Membership of Parliament

        1. 12.In Part II of Schedule 1 to the House of...

    2. Schedule 2

      Complaints relating to Employment, Trade Unions and Organisations of Employers

      1. 1.It shall be the duty of any authority mentioned in...

      2. 2.Where any such complaint is referred or made to the...

      3. 3.A body of persons investigating a complaint referred to them...

      4. 4.A body of persons to whom a complaint is referred...

      5. 5.Where the Secretary of State— (a) receives a report from...

      6. 6.Where the Secretary of State requests a body of persons...

      7. 7.A body of persons to whom a complaint is referred...

      8. 8.Where in pursuance of paragraph 5 above the Secretary of...

      9. 9.Where the Race Relations Board are notified by any of...

      10. 10.Where the Race Relations Board are notified by any of...

      11. 11.Where a complaint originally referred to a body of persons...

      12. 12.Subject to paragraphs 13 to 15 below, where a complaint...

      13. 13.Where it appears to the Secretary of State for Employment...

      14. 14.Where a complaint falls to be investigated in accordance with...

      15. 15.Where on investigating a complaint under this Schedule the Board...

      16. 16.Where it appears to the authority to whom a complaint...

    3. Schedule 3

      Investigation of Unlawful Conduct where no Complaint Made

      1. Part I Normal Provisions as to Investigations

        1. 1.The Race Relations Board may themselves investigate or may refer...

        2. 2.In investigating any matter under this Part of this Schedule...

        3. 3.If on investigating any matter the Board form the opinion...

        4. 4.If on investigating any matter a conciliation committee form the...

        5. 5.Where the Board or a conciliation committee investigate any matter...

        6. 6.Where the Board come to a determination under paragraph 4...

      2. Part II Investigation of Matters Relating to Employment, Trade Unions and Organisations of Employers

        1. 7.Subject to paragraphs 18 and 21 below, the Race Relations...

        2. 8.A body of persons investigating any matter referred to them...

        3. 9.A body of persons to whom a matter is referred...

        4. 10.Where the Secretary of State— (a) receives a report from...

        5. 11.Where the Secretary of State requests a body of persons...

        6. 12.A body of persons to whom a matter is referred...

        7. 13.Where in pursuance of paragraph 10 above the Secretary of...

        8. 14.Where the Race Relations Board are notified by any person...

        9. 15.Where the Race Relations Board are notified by any such...

        10. 16.Where a matter originally referred to a body of persons...

        11. 17.Subject to paragraphs 18 to 20 below, where a matter...

        12. 18.Where it appears to the Race Relations Board on first...

        13. 19.Where a matter falls to be investigated in accordance with...

        14. 20.Where on investigating a matter under this Part of this...

        15. 21.Where it appears to the Race Relations Board that an...

    4. Schedule 4

      Provisions as to the Community Relations Commission

      1. 1.A person appointed to be a member of the Community...

      2. 2.The Commission may appoint such officers and servants as they...

      3. 3.The Secretary of State shall pay to the members of...

      4. 4.The Commission shall pay to their officers and servants such...

      5. 5.The Commission may, in the case of such of its...

      6. 6.There shall be defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament...

      7. 7.Notwithstanding anything in paragraph 6 above, the Commission may accept...

      8. 8.In Part II of Schedule 1 to the House of...

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