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I1Sch. 27 Pt. 1 partly in force; Sch. 27 Pt. 1 not in force at Royal assent see s. 216; Sch. 27 Pt. 1 in force at 1.10.2010 for specified purposes by S.I. 2010/2317, art. 2(1)(15)(f) (with art. 15); Sch. 27 Pt. 1 in force at 5.4.2011 for specified purposes by S.I. 2011/1066, art. 2(h)

[F1Short titleExtent of Repeal

The Sex Disqualification Removal Act 1919

The whole Act.

Equal Pay Act 1970

The whole Act.

Sex Discrimination Act 1975

The whole Act.

Race Relations Act 1976

The whole Act.

Estate Agents Act 1979

In section 5(3) “those Acts and”.

Further Education Act 1985

Section 4.

Sex Discrimination Act 1986

The whole Act.

Local Government Act 1988

Section 17(9).

Section 18.

Section 19(10).

Employment Act 1989

Sections 1 to 7.

Section 9.

Section 28(2), (3) and (4)(a).

In section 29(1) the definition of “the 1975 Act”.

Local Government and Housing Act 1989

Section 7(2)(c),(d) and (f).

Social Security Act 1989

In Schedule 5—

(a)in paragraph 2(4) from “; but where” to the end, and

(b)paragraph 5.

Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990

Section 18.

Contracts (Applicable Law) Act 1990

In Schedule 4 in paragraph 1 “Section 1(11) of the Equal Pay Act 1970 and” and the cross-heading referring to the Equal Pay Act 1970.

Further and Higher Education Act 1992

In Schedule 8, paragraphs 75 to 88.

Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992

In Schedule A2 the entries for—

(a)the Equal Pay Act 1970;

(b)the Sex Discrimination Act 1975;

(c)the Race Relations Act 1976;

(d)the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;

(e)the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003;

(f)the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003;

(g)the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006.

In Schedule 2, paragraph 3(1) to (3) and the preceding cross-heading.

Trade Union Reform and Employment Rights Act 1993

In section 39(2) “the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, the Race Relations Act 1976, and”.

In Schedule 6, paragraphs 1 and 2.

In Schedule 7, paragraph 8.

Race Relations (Remedies) Act 1994

The whole Act.

Disability Discrimination Act 1995

The whole Act.

Pensions Act 1995

Sections 62 to 66.

Employment Tribunals Act 1996

Section 18(1)(c), (k), (l) and (r).

Section 21(1)(a), (b), (c), (e), (l), (m) and (s).

In Schedule 2, paragraph 7.

Employment Rights Act 1996In Schedule 1, paragraph 1 and the preceding cross-heading.

Armed Forces Act 1996

Sections 21, 23 and 24.

Education Act 1996

In Schedule 36A, in the table, the entries for the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

In Schedule 37, paragraphs 31, 32, 34 to 36, 37(b), 39, 40 and 43.

Employment Rights (Dispute Resolution) Act 1998

Section 8(1), (2) and (4).

Section 9(2)(a), (b) and (d).

Section 10(2)(a), (b) and (d).

In Schedule 1, paragraphs 2, 3 and 11.

School Standards and Framework Act 1998

In Schedule 30, paragraphs 5, 6 and 7.

Greater London Authority Act 1999

Section 404.

Learning and Skills Act 2000

Section 150(4)(d) and the “or” immediately preceding it.

In Schedule 9, paragraphs 5, 6, 7 and 9 and the preceding cross-heading.

Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000

Section 1.

Sections 3 to 10.

Schedule 2, except for paragraphs 17 and 31.

Schedule 3.

Standards In Scotland's Schools etc. Act 2000

In schedule 2, paragraph 2.

Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001

Sections 11 to 33.

Section 34(4), (5), (6) and (7).

Sections 38 to 40.

Schedules 2 to 6.

Sex Discrimination (Election Candidates) Act 2002

Section 1.

Employment Act 2002

Section 42 and the preceding cross-heading.

In Schedule 5, the entries for—

(a)the Equal Pay Act 1970;

(b)the Sex Discrimination Act 1975;

(c)the Race Relations Act 1976;

(d)the Disability Discrimination Act 1995;

(e)the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003;

(f)the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003;

(g)the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006.

Education Act 2002

In Schedule 7, paragraph 5 and the preceding cross-heading.

In Schedule 18, paragraphs 7 to 12.

In Schedule 21, paragraphs 3 and 26 to 29 and the cross-headings preceding paragraphs 3 and 26.

Private Hire Vehicles (Carriage of Guide Dogs etc) Act 2002

Sections 1 and 3 to 5.

Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002

In Schedule 7, paragraphs 11, 12 and 14 and the preceding cross-heading.

Gender Recognition Act 2004

Section 19.

In Schedule 6, Part 1.

Civil Partnership Act 2004

Section 6(1)(b) and (2).

Higher Education Act 2004

Section 19.

Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004

In section 17(1) “to exercise the functions which are conferred on a Tribunal by virtue of this Act”.

Disability Discrimination Act 2005

The whole Act except for—

(a)section 3

(b)section 9

(c)Schedule 1 paragraphs 31, 33, 34(1) and (6) and Part 2

Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005

Section 56(2)(a) and (b) and (4)(a), (b), (g) and (h) and the “and” preceding each of paragraphs (g) and (h).

Education Act 2005

In Schedule 9, paragraph 8 and the preceding cross-heading.

In Schedule 14, paragraphs 5 and 7.

In Schedule 15, paragraph 6.

Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005

In schedule 4, paragraph 3.

Equality Act 2006

Section 25.

Section 26.

Section 33.

Section 43.

Part 2.

Section 81

Part 4.

In Section 94(3) “and 41 to 56” and “and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995(c.50)”.

In Schedule 3, paragraphs 6 to 35 and paragraphs 40 to 56.

Education and Inspections Act 2006

In Schedule 1, paragraph 1 and the preceding cross-heading.

In Schedule 3, paragraph 3 and the preceding cross-heading.

Legal Services Act 2007

In Schedule 21, paragraphs 32, 36 to 38 and 118 and the cross-headings preceding paragraphs 32 and 118.

Greater London Authority Act 2007

Section 11(5).

Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008

In Schedule 3, “Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c.50)”.

In Schedule 6, “Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c.50)”.

Education and Skills Act 2008

In Schedule 1, paragraphs 1 to 4 and the cross-heading preceding paragraph 1.

Local Transport Act 2008

Section 55.

Section 56.

Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009

Section 221(3).]

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