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44Equal opportunities: public sector equality duty

(1)The Equality Act 2010 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 152 (power to specify public authorities: consultation and consent)—

(a)in subsection (2), for the words after “must” substitute “consult the Commission, and after making such an order they must inform a Minister of the Crown.”;

(b)in the heading omit “and consent”.

(3)In section 154 (power to impose specific duties: cross-border authorities), in the second column of the table in subsection (3), for the words “The Welsh Ministers must consult a Minister of the Crown before” in both places substitute “The Welsh Ministers must inform a Minister of the Crown after”.

45Public sector duty regarding socio-economic inequalities

(1)The Equality Act 2010 is amended as follows.

(2)In section 1 (public sector duty), in subsection (2A), after paragraph (a) insert—

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

(3)In section 2 (power to amend section 1) omit subsections (7), (9) and (10).

(4)Section 216 (commencement) is amended as follows.

(5)In subsection (3), for “subsection (4)” substitute “subsections (4) and (6)”.

(6)After subsection (5) insert—

(6)The following provisions of Part 1 come into force on such day as the Welsh Ministers may by order appoint—

(a)section 1, so far as it applies to a relevant authority as defined by section 2(6);

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

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

(7)Section 209 does not apply to an order under subsection (6).

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