Clause 53

Equality Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:30 am on 23rd June 2009.

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Interpretation

Amendments made: 64, in clause 53, page 41, line 37, leave out subsection (3).

This amendment would omit Clause 53(3) which excludes from the scope of Clause 52 services the provision of which is otherwise than by way of a trade or profession, reinstating the effect of existing law, whereby the manner in which employment services are provided is irrelevant.

228, in clause 53, page 42, line 4, leave out subsection (7).

See explanatory statement for amendment 226.

229, in clause 53, page 42, line 12, at end insert—

‘( ) A reference to the provision of a vocational service is a reference to the provision of an employment service within subsection (2)(a) to (d) (or an employment service within subsection (2)(f) or (g) in so far as it is also an employment service within subsection (2)(a) to (d)); and for that purpose—

(a) the references to an employment service within subsection (2)(a) do not include a reference to vocational training within the meaning given by subsection (8)(b), and

(b) the references to an employment service within subsection (2)(d) also include a reference to a service for assisting persons to retain employment.’. —(The Solicitor-General.)

See explanatory statement for amendment 226.

Clause 53, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 54 and 55 ordered to stand part of the Bill.