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Sex Discrimination Act 1975

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25General duty in public sector of education

(1)Without prejudice to its obligation to comply with any other provision of this Act, a body to which this subsection applies shall be under a general duty to secure that facilities for education provided by it, and any ancillary benefits or services, are provided without sex discrimination.

(2)The following provisions of the Education Act 1944, namely—

(a)section 68 (power of Secretary of State to require duties under that Act to be exercised reasonably), and

(b)section 99 (powers of Secretary of State where local education authorities etc. are in default),

shall apply to the performance by a body to which subsection (1) applies of the duties imposed by sections 22 and 23 and shall also apply to the performance of the general duty imposed by subsection (1), as they apply to the performance by a local education authority of a duty imposed by that Act.

(3)Section 71 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1962 (power of the Secretary of State to require duties in that Act to be exercised) shall apply to the performance by a body to which subsection (1) applies of the duties imposed by sections 22 and 23 and shall also apply to the performance of the general duty imposed by subsection (1), as the said section 71 applies to the performance by an education authority of a duty imposed by that Act.

(4)The sanctions in subsections (2) and (3) shall be the only sanctions for breach of the general duty in subsection (1), but without prejudice to the enforcement of sections 22 and 23 under section 66 or otherwise (where the breach is also a contravention of either of those sections).

(5)The Secretary of State shall have the power to cause a local inquiry to be held into any matter arising from subsection (3) under section 68 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1962.

(6)Subsection (1) applies to—

(a)local education authorities in England and Wales ;

(b)education authorities in Scotland;

(c)any other body which is a responsible body in relation to—

(i)an establishment falling within paragraph 1, 3 or 7 of the table in section 22 ;

(ii)an establishment designated under section 24(1) as falling within paragraph (a) or (c) of section 24(2);

(iii)an establishment designated under section 24(1) as falling within paragraph (b) of section 24(2) where the grants in question are payable under section 100 of the Education Act 1944.

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