Race Relations Act 1976 (Statutory Duties) Order 2003 comes into force

Implementation date: 31 December 2003

The Order imposes certain duties on certain bodies and other persons who are subject to the general duty under the Race Relations Act 1976, section 71(1), to have due regard, when exercising their functions, to the need to eliminate unlawful racial discrimination and to promote equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of different racial groups. The duties are imposed for the purpose of ensuring the better performance of the general duty. The Order can be viewed on the OPSI website.