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  • s. 1(1)-(3)(6) coming into force by S.S.I. 2017/403 art. 2(1)(a)(2) (Art. 2(2) of the commencement order provides that, for the avoidance of doubt, s. 1(3) is commenced as originally enacted)

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1Public sector duty regarding socio-economic inequalitiesE+W+S

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(1)An authority to which this section applies must, when making decisions of a strategic nature about how to exercise its functions, have due regard to the desirability of exercising them in a way that is designed to reduce the inequalities of outcome which result from socio-economic disadvantage.

(2)In deciding how to fulfil a duty to which it is subject under subsection (1), an authority must take into account any guidance issued [F1in accordance with subsection (2A)].

[F2(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.]

(3)The authorities to which this section applies are—

(a)a Minister of the Crown;

(b)a government department other than the Security Service, the Secret Intelligence Service or the Government Communications Head-quarters;

(c)a county council or district council in England;

(d)the Greater London Authority;

(e)a London borough council;

(f)the Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a local authority;

(g)the Council of the Isles of Scilly;

(h)[F3a Strategic Health Authority established under section 13 of the National Health Service Act 2006, or continued in existence by virtue of that section;]

(i)[F4a Primary Care Trust established under section 18 of that Act, or continued in existence by virtue of that section;]

(j)[F5a regional development agency established by the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998;]

(k)a [F6police and crime commissioner] established for an area in England.

F7(4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F8(5). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(6)The reference to inequalities in subsection (1) does not include any inequalities experienced by a person as a result of being a person subject to immigration control within the meaning given by section 115(9) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.

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F1Words in s. 1(2) substituted (23.5.2016) by Scotland Act 2016 (c. 11), ss. 38(3), 72(7)

F2S. 1(2A) inserted (23.5.2016) by Scotland Act 2016 (c. 11), ss. 38(4), 72(7)

F5S. 1(3)(j) repealed (1.7.2012 at 0.02 a.m.) by Public Bodies Act 2011 (c. 24), s. 30(3), Sch. 6; S.I. 2012/1662, art. 2(2)(b)

F7S. 1(4) omitted (26.5.2015) by virtue of Deregulation Act 2015 (c. 20), ss. 100(2)(g), 115(3)(k)

F8S. 1(5) omitted (26.5.2015) by virtue of Deregulation Act 2015 (c. 20), ss. 100(2)(g), 115(3)(k)

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