Overseas Companies: Race Relations

Department for Education written question – answered on 18th September 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Primarolo Baroness Primarolo Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to amend the Race Relations Act 1965 and subsequent related legislation to clarify the extent to which that legislation applies to the activities outside the UK of UK-based (1) companies, and (2) directors.

Photo of Lord Nash Lord Nash The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The employment provisions of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”), which supersedes previous equalities legislation, only apply to employer activities in Great Britain. Some activities outside Great Britain may also be in scope of the Act, if the employment relationship is found to have a strong connection with Great Britain. The Government has no plans to amend the Act in this respect.

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