New Clause 10 - Equality impact assessments

Part of Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform Bill) – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:15 pm on 29 November 2022.

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“(1) This section applies when—

(a) a relevant national authority is making regulations under section 12, 13, 15 or 16, or

(b) EU-derived subordinate legislation or retained direct EU legislation is to be revoked under section 1(1) of this Act and regulations made under section 2 do not apply to that legislation.

(2) Six weeks prior to the coming into force of the regulations or (as the case may be) three months before the revocation of the legislation, a relevant national authority must lay before Parliament a report demonstrating that in making the regulations or allowing the revocation of the legislation the authority has fulfilled its obligations under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010.

(3) If the report required by subsection (2) is not laid before Parliament by the date required by subsection (2), the regulations may not be made or (as the case may be) the legislation is, notwithstanding section 1(1), not revoked.”—

This new clause will insert the requirement for undertaking an equality impact assessment when using the powers afforded by sections 12, 13, 15, and 16, and before the application of section 1(1) (sunset of retained EU law).