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The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017

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Regulation 8

SCHEDULE 3Amendments to Schedule 19 of the Act

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1.  Part 1 of Schedule 19 to the Act (public authorities: general) is amended in accordance with paragraphs 2 to 6.

2.  Under the heading “Industry, business, finance etc”—

(a)omit “The Competition and Markets Authority.”;

(b)insert in the appropriate places—

“The Board of the Pension Protection Fund.”

“The Coal Authority.”

“The Construction Industry Training Board.”

“The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board.”

“The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.”

“The Oil and Gas Authority.”

3.  Under the heading “Local government”—

(a)omit “The Standards Board for England.”;

(b)insert at the end of the entries under that heading—

“A combined authority established by an order made under section 103(1) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.”(1)

“An economic prosperity board established by an order made under section 88(1) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009.”

“An urban development corporation established by an order made under section 135 of the Local Government, Planning and Land Act 1980.”(2)

4.  Under the heading “Other educational bodies”, for “The proprietor of a City Technology College, a City College for Technology or the Arts, or an Academy.”, substitute “The proprietor of a City Technology College, a City College for Technology of the Arts, or an Academy.”.

5.  Under the heading “Regulators”—

(a)omit—

“The Association of Authorised Public Accountants, in respect of its public functions.”; and

“The Association of International Accountants, in respect of its public functions.”;

(b)for “The Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, in respect of its public functions.”, substitute “The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, in respect of its public functions.”;

(c)insert in the appropriate places—

“The Disclosure and Barring Service.”

“The Gambling Commission.”

“The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority.”

“The General Optical Council, in respect of its public functions.”

“The General Osteopathic Council, in respect of its public functions.”

“The General Pharmaceutical Council, in respect of its public functions.”

“The Health and Care Professions Council, in respect of its public functions.”

“The Independent Monitor appointed under section 119B of the Police Act 1997.”(3)

“The Pensions Regulator.”

“The Security Industry Authority.”

6.  After the entries for “Regulators”, insert—

Transport

High Speed Two (HS2) Limited.

Highways England Company Limited.

Network Rail Limited..

7.  Part 2 of Schedule 19 to the Act is amended in accordance with paragraphs 8 and 9.

8.  Under the heading “Other public authorities”, for “The Care Council for Wales or Cyngor Gofal Cymru.”, substitute “Social Care Wales or Gofal Cymdeithasol Cymru.”(4)

9.  Until section 67(3) of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 comes fully into force, the reference to Social Care Wales or Gofal Cymdeithasol Cymru inserted by paragraph 8 has effect, to the extent that section 67(3) is not in force, as a reference to the Care Council for Wales or Cyngor Gofal Cymru.

(1)

2009 c. 20. There are amendments to the section, not relevant here.

(2)

1980 c. 65. Section 135 was amended by section 179(4) of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act (c. 28), and by section 167(2) and (3) of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (c. 22).

(3)

1997 c. 50. Section 119B was added by section 28 of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (c. 47) and amended by paragraph 111(4) of Schedule 9 and paragraph 1 of Schedule 10 to the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (c. 9); and by S.I. 2012/3006. There are further amendments to the section, not relevant here.

(4)

The Care Council for Wales was renamed Social Care Wales by section 67 of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 (anaw. 2). Section 67 was commenced for certain purposes only by S.I. 2016/713.

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