Equality Act 2010

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17(1)This paragraph applies in relation to race discrimination so far as relating to—E+W+S

(a)nationality, or

(b)ethnic or national origins.

(2)Section 29 does not apply to anything done by a relevant person in the exercise of functions exercisable by virtue of a relevant enactment.

(3)A relevant person is—

(a)a Minister of the Crown acting personally, or

(b)a person acting in accordance with a relevant authorisation.

(4)A relevant authorisation is a requirement imposed or express authorisation given—

(a)with respect to a particular case or class of case, by a Minister of the Crown acting personally;

(b)with respect to a particular class of case, by a relevant enactment or by an instrument made under or by virtue of a relevant enactment.

(5)The relevant enactments are—

(a)the Immigration Acts,

(b)the Special Immigration Appeals Commission Act 1997,

(c)a provision made under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 which relates to immigration or asylum, and

(d)a provision of [F1EU law] which relates to immigration or asylum.

(6)The reference in sub-paragraph (5)(a) to the Immigration Acts does not include a reference to—

(a)sections 28A to 28K of the Immigration Act 1971 (powers of arrest, entry and search, etc.), or

(b)section 14 of the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants, etc.) Act 2004 (power of arrest).

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Commencement Information

I1Sch. 3 wholly in force at 1.10.2012; Sch. 3 not in force at Royal assent see s. 216; Sch. 3 in force at 1.10.2010 for certain purposes by S.I. 2010/2317, art. 2(3); Sch. 3 in force so far as not already in force at 1.10.2012 by S.I. 2012/1569, art. 2(d)