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Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Act 2020

Advancement of equality and non-discrimination

9.Section 6 provides that the Scottish Ministers must have regard to the importance of communicating in an inclusive way and to opportunities to advance equality and non-discrimination when exercising the functions contained in Part 1 of the Act. Subsections (3) to (6) amend section 9 of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 to add references to the importance of communicating in an inclusive way to the equivalent duty in that section, so that section 9 of that Act is in the same terms as section 6 of this Act.

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