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Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000

Section 74:  Application to Police of Anti-discrimination Legislation

89.This section, together with Schedule 5 to the Act, replaces existing provisions which apply anti-discrimination legislation to police bodies in Northern Ireland.  The main change is to provide for the vicarious liability of chief officers of police for acts of their officers in the provision of goods, facilities or services.  The changes, in part, reflect those made in England and Wales in the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 and arise from Sir William Macpherson’s report, The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry (Cm 4262-1) published in February 1999.

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