Schedule 15

Equality Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:30 am on 25th June 2009.

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Associations: reasonable adjustments

Amendments made: 79, in schedule 15, page 207, line 35, leave out from ‘who’ to end of line 36 and insert ‘—

(a) are, or are seeking to become or might wish to become, members,

(b) are associates, or

(c) are, or are likely to become, guests.’.

This amendment and amendment 80 would expand the scope of the duty on associations to make reasonable adjustments so that the duty applies in relation to prospective members and guests. The omission of provision to that effect from the Bill on introduction was an oversight.

Amendment 80, in schedule 15, page 208, line 1, leave out from ‘relevant’ to end of line 2 and insert ‘matters are—

(a) access to a benefit, facility or service;

(b) being admitted to membership or invited as a guest.’. —(The Solicitor-General.)

See explanatory statement for amendment 79.

Schedule 15, as amended, agreed to.

Schedule 16 agreed to.

Clauses 102 to 106 ordered to stand part of the Bill.