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This Order brings into force various provisions of the Act that were not brought into force by the earlier Commencement Orders and a provision (paragraph 106A of Schedule 26) inserted into the Act by the Equalities Act 2010 (Public Authorities and Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) Order 2011. These provisions relate to the public sector equality duty and repeals and amendments consequential on the commencement of that duty.
Article 2 sets out the various provisions of the Act which come into force on 5th April 2011. These include section 149 (public sector equality duty), Schedule 18 (exceptions to the public sector equality duty) and provisions repealing the previous statutory duties relating to sex, race and disability in the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (c. 65), the Race Relations Act 1976 (c. 74) and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (c. 50) respectively.
The Order also sets out a table listing commencement dates for the different sections of the Equality Act
Made: 4th April 2011