Clause 29

Part of Equality Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:15 pm ar 18 Mehefin 2009.

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Photo of Vera Baird Vera Baird Solicitor General, Attorney General's Office 2:15, 18 Mehefin 2009

Of course, we do not have control over the courts. However, we are of the opinion that private bodies exercising functions of a public nature that are not covered by the service provisions will be subject to the public function provision set out in the Bill. An example would be Group 4 running a prison; it is carrying out a function of a public nature that is not considered to constitute the provision of a service. Accordingly, under the Bill, that activity would be subject to the requirements of non-discrimination in the exercise of a public function which is not a service. That is the broad definition and I hope it is helpful. It is better than it might be.