Search Legislation

Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000

Section 71C

37.Section 71C gives the CRE the power to issue Codes of Practice to provide practical guidance to public authorities in relation to carrying out their duties to promote race equality provided for at sections 71(1) and 71(2).

38.The procedures for preparing and issuing draft Codes, and consulting on them, are based on the existing procedures in the 1976 Act for Codes on employment and housing.  So too are the procedures for Secretary of State approval of the Codes, and for laying the Codes before Parliament.  The only difference is that the Secretary of State will be under a duty, in view of devolution, to consult with the Scottish Ministers and the National Assembly for Wales in deciding whether to approve or reject such Codes.

39.A breach of a Code would not be actionable as such, but a Code would be admissible in evidence where it is relevant to any issue in proceedings before the court.

Back to top


Print Options


Explanatory Notes

Text created by the government department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Public Acts except Appropriation, Consolidated Fund, Finance and Consolidation Acts.


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources