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Equal Opportunities Commission

Volume 897: debated on Saturday 16 August 1975

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Lords amendment: No. 78, in page 65, line 10, at end insert—

" Proceedings and business

10A.—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Commission may make arrangements for the regulation of their proceedings and business, and may vary or revoke those arrangements.

(2) The arrangements may, with the approval of the Secretary of State, provide for the discharge under the general direction of the Commission of any of the Commission's functions by a committee of the Commission, or by two or more Commissioners.

(3) Anything done by or in relation to a committee, or Commissioners, in the discharge of the Commission's functions shall have the same effect as if done by or in relation to the Commission."

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said amendment.

The purpose of the amendment, which was prompted by an amendment tabled in another place by Lord Colville, is to make express provision enabling the Equal Opportunities Commission to make arrangements for the conduct of its business, including the delegation of its functions.

Question put and agreed to.

Subsequent Lords amendment agreed to.