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Scotland Act 2016

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38Public sector duty regarding socio-economic inequalities

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(1)Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010 (socio-economic inequalities) is amended as follows.

(2)Section 1 (public sector duty) is amended as follows.

(3)In subsection (2) for “by a Minister of the Crown” substitute “in accordance with subsection (2A)”.

(4)After subsection (2) insert—

(2A)The guidance to be taken into account under subsection (2) is—

(a)in the case of a duty imposed on an authority in relation to devolved Scottish functions, guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers;

(b)in any other case, guidance issued by a Minister of the Crown.

(5)Section 2 (power to amend section 1) is amended as follows.

(6)In subsections (7) and (9) omit “the Scottish Ministers or”.

(7)In subsection (10) for “the Ministers” substitute “the Welsh Ministers”.

(8)In subsection (11) for “section” substitute “Part”.

(9)In section 216 of that Act (commencement) at the beginning of subsection (3) insert “Subject to subsection (4),” and after that subsection insert—

(4)The following provisions of Part 1 (socio-economic inequalities) come into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers may by order appoint—

(a)section 1, so far as it applies to a relevant authority as defined by section 2(5);

(b)section 2, so far as it confers a power on the Scottish Ministers;

(c)section 3, for the purposes of section 1 to the extent mentioned in paragraph (a).

(5)The following do not apply to an order under subsection (4)—

(a)section 207(2) (see instead section 27 of the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010: powers exercisable by Scottish statutory instrument), and

(b)section 210.

(10)In the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010, in section 30(4) (other instruments laid before the Parliament: exceptions) after paragraph (i) insert—

(j)section 216(4) of the Equality Act 2010 (c.15).

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