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Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000

Section 71A

34.Section 71A limits the requirements of the duty to promote race equality in respect of immigration and nationality functions.  It provides that, whilst public authorities carrying out immigration and nationality functions will be subject to the general duty in so far as it pertains to eliminating unlawful racial discrimination, and to promoting good relations

  • between persons of different racial groups, they will not be subject to the duty in so far as it requires the promotion of equality of opportunity between persons of different racial groups.  This section is required because immigration and nationality policy, by its very nature, denies opportunities to some nationalities that are offered to others.

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