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Race Relations

Volume 887: debated on Thursday 6 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will institute proceedings under the Race Relations Act against those responsible for the proposed new arts complex in London for the exclusive promotion and encouragement of the work of coloured artists.

My right hon. Friend has no power to institute legal proceedings under the Race Relations Act 1968, or indeed under any Act.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will, in the light of the recommendation by the right hon. Lord Justice Scarman in paragraph 182 of his report relating to the Red Lion Square disorder on 15th June 1974, introduce legislation to effect a radical amendment to Section 6 of the Race Relations Act 1965.

I shall consider the recommendation carefully in the context of my general review of the race relations legislation.