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Appendix B:

Public bodies and functions which are exempt from the gender duty

S76A(3) SDA 1975

The Act currently exempts the following public authorities from the gender duty:

both Houses of Parliament

the Scottish Parliament

the General Synod of the Church of England

the Security Service

the Secret Intelligence Service

the Government Communications Headquarters

a part of the armed forces of the Crown which is, in accordance with a requirement of the Secretary of State, assisting the Government Communications Headquarters, or

a person specified by order of the Secretary of State.

S76A(4) SDA 1975

In addition there are certain functions of public authorities which the Act excludes from being subject to the duty.  The general duty does not apply to the exercise of:

a function in connection with proceedings in the House of Commons or the House of Lords

a function in connection with proceedings in the Scottish Parliament (other than a function of the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body)

a judicial function (whether in connection with a court or tribunal)

a function exercised on behalf of or on the instructions of a person exercising a judicial function (whether in connection with a court or a tribunal)

a function specified by order of the Secretary of State.

Appendix C:

The Sex Discrimination 1975 (Public Authorities) (Statutory Duties) Order 2006

STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

2006 No.

SEX DISCRIMINATION

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