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  1. Introductory Text


    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation – general


    1. 3.Interpretation of this Part

    2. 4.General functions of Commission

    3. 5.Formal investigations

    4. 6.Non-discrimination notices

    5. 7.Agreements in lieu of enforcement action

    6. 8.Persistent discrimination

    7. 9.Assistance in relation to proceedings

    8. 10.Recovery of expenses of providing assistance

    9. 11.Codes of practice

    10. 12.Conciliation of disputes under Part III of the 1995 Act

    11. Art. 13 rep. by SR 2004/55

    12. 14.Regulations

    13. 15.Consequential amendments to the 1995 Act

    14. Article 16—Repeals

    15. 17.Crown application


    1. 18.Additional Commissioners of the Equality Commission

    2. 19.Annual report of Equality Commission

    3. 20.Continuation of saving for cases falling within section 50(2) of the Fair Employment (Northern Ireland) Act 1989


    1. SCHEDULE 1



        1. Introductory

          1. 1.(1) This Part applies to a formal investigation which the...

        2. Terms of reference and preliminary notices

          1. 2.(1) The Commission shall not take any steps in the...

        3. Investigation of unlawful acts etc.

          1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies where the Commission proposes to investigate...

        4. Power to obtain information

          1. 4.(1) For the purposes of a formal investigation the Commission...

          2. 5.(1) The Commission may apply to a county court for...

        5. Recommendations

          1. 6.(1) The Commission may make recommendations in the light of...

        6. Reports

          1. 7.(1) The Commission shall prepare a report of its findings...


        1. Procedure for issuing and appealing against non-discrimination notices

          1. 8.(1) The Commission shall not issue a non-discrimination notice addressed...

          2. 9.On issuing a non-discrimination notice, the Commission shall serve a...

        2. Appeal against non-discrimination notice

          1. 10.(1) A person on whom a non-discrimination notice is served...

          2. 11.For the purposes of Part II of this Order a...

        3. Enforcement of non-discrimination notice

          1. 12.(1) This paragraph applies during the period of five years...

        4. Register of non-discrimination notices

          1. 13.(1) The Commission shall maintain a register of non-discrimination notices...


        1. Introductory

          1. 14.(1) This Part applies where a person ( “P”) has...

        2. The first proposed action plan

          1. 15.(1) P must serve his proposed action plan on the...

        3. Revision of first proposed action plan at invitation of Commission

          1. 16.(1) If the Commission considers that a proposed action plan...

        4. Action by Commission as respects inadequate action plan

          1. 17.(1) If the Commission considers that a proposed action plan...

          2. 18.(1) This paragraph applies where an order of the court...

        5. Variation of action plans

          1. 19.An action plan which has become final may be varied...

        6. Enforcement of action plans

          1. 20.(1) This paragraph applies during the period of five years...

        7. Power to obtain information

          1. 21.(1) For the purposes of determining whether—


        1. Restriction on disclosure of information

          1. 22.(1) No information given to the Commission by any person...

        2. Enforcement of court orders

          1. 23.(1) This paragraph applies to any order made by a...

        3. Offences

          1. 24.(1) A person who— (a) deliberately alters, suppresses, conceals or...

        4. Service of documents

          1. 25.For the purposes of this Schedule section 24 of the...

        5. Regulations

          1. 26.The Office may make regulations making provision—

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