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Race Relations Act

Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 4 June 2003

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I have made a new authorisation under section 19D of the Race Relations Act 1976 (as amended) to allow a certain proportion of the permits issued under the new Sectors Based Schemes in the hospitality and food processing sectors to be available for issue only to nationals of countries who are due to accede to the European Union on 1 May 2004.This reflects the Government's commitment to these countries to give greater access to the UK labour markets in the period leading up to the date of their accession to the European Union.A copy of the new authorisation, which came into force on 30 May, has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.