Race Relations Act 1976 (Statutory Duties) Order 2006 comes into force

Implementation date: 3 October 2006

The Order places a duty on certain bodies to publish a Race Equality Scheme by 2 March 2007. This duty is under the general duty to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful racial discrimination and to promote equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of different racial groups placed on these bodies by the Race Relations Act 1976, section 71(1). The Order can be viewed on the OPSI website.