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Paragraph 10 Investigations

Paragraph 10 of Schedule 9 of the Northern Ireland Act provides that when the Commission receives a complaint made in accordance with that paragraph of failure by a public authority to comply with its approved equality scheme, the Commission will either investigate the complaint, or provide reasons for not investigating.

Equality Commission Paragraph 10 investigations

Mrs Lesley Steer & Queen’s University, Belfast (2011, pdf 56kb, 6 pages)
Final Report of Commission Investigation Under Paragraph 10 of Schedule 9 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998
 
Aaron Hempton & Strabane District Council (2011, pdf 60kb, 6pages)
Final Report of Commission Investigation Under Paragraph 10 of Schedule 9 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998
 
Leslie Cubitt & Limavady District Council  (2009, pdf 70kb, 6pages)
Final Report of Commission Investigation Under Paragraph 10 of Schedule 9 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998

Paul Butler & Lisburn City Council (2009, pdf 72kb, 8pages)
Final Report of Commission Investigation Under Paragraph 10 of Schedule 9 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998

Andrew Kennedy & Department for Regional Development (2008, pdf 65kb, 19pages)
Final Report of Commission Investigation Under Paragraph 10 of Schedule 9 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998
 
Tony McGuinness & Department of Environment (The Planning Service) (2008, pdf 70kb, 12pages)
Final Report of Commission Investigation Under Paragraph 10 of Schedule 9 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998

Mr Jim Allister QC MEP & Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure (2008, pdf 60kb, 8pages)
Final Report of Commission Investigation Under Paragraph 10 of Schedule 9 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998

Gerald Marshall & Omagh District Council (2007, pdf 102Kb, 15pages)
Final Report of Commission Investigation Under Paragraph 10 of Schedule 9 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998

Children´s Law Centre (CLC) and Northern Ireland Office (NIO) (2006, pdf 789kb, 14 pages)
Final Report of Commission Investigation under Paragraph 10 of Schedule 9 of the N. Ireland Act 1998

Anne Finlay & Department for Regional Development (2005, pdf 40kb, 2pages)
Final Report of Commission Investigation under Paragraph 10 of Schedule 9 of the N. Ireland Act 1998

John Allen and Fire Authority for Northern Ireland (2004, pdf 31kb, 2pages)
Final Report of Commission Investigation under Paragraph 10 of Schedule 9 of the N. Ireland Act 1998

James Beattie and Fire Authority for Northern Ireland (2004, pdf 32kb, 2pages)
Final Report of Commission Investigation under Paragraph 10 of Schedule 9 of the N. Ireland Act 1998

Don Leeson and Department of Finance & Personnel (2004, pdf 39kb, 3pages)
Final Report of Commission Investigation under Paragraph 10 of Schedule 9 of the N. Ireland Act 1998

Charles McCartney & Northern Ireland Office (2004, pdf 33kb, 2pages)
Final Report of Commission Investigation under Paragraph 10 of Schedule 9 of the N. Ireland Act 1998

Commission Investigation Report - Butler & Lisburn City Council (2006, pdf 54kb, 5pages)
 
 

 

Paragraph 11 Investigations

Paragraph 11 empowers the Commission to undertake investigations to allow any other investigation [ie other than paragraph 10] where it believes that a public authority may have failed to comply with its approved equality scheme.

We can therefore only investigate a public authority under Paragraph 11 if we form a belief that the public authority may have failed to comply with its approved equality scheme.

 

Paragraph 11 investigations can be generated purely from within the Commission´s own knowledge, or from matters of general importance brought to its attention by interested third parties.
 

Equality Commission Paragraph 11 investigations

DRD: Cessation of funding of Easibus services in Bangor and Londonderry (2013, pdf 55kb, 11pages) 
Final Report of Commission investigation under Paragraph 11 of Schedule 9 of the Northern Ireland Act

Lisburn City Council: Adoption of Formal Mechanism (d’Hondt) to Determine Nominations to Transition Committee (2009, pdf 54 kb, 6pages)
Final Report of Commission Investigation under Paragraph 11 of Schedule 9 to S. 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998

Department of Finance and Personnel: Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (NI) Order 2006  (2007, pdf 70kb, 11pages)
Final Report of Commission Investigation under Paragraph 11 of Schedule 9 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998

Northern Ireland Office (NIO) (By way of Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children & Young People (NICCY) (2006, pdf 40kb, 3pages)
Final Report of Commission Investigation under Paragraph 11 of Schedule 9 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998

Department of Social Development (DSD) (By way of Sinn Fein) (2006, pdf 80kb, 9pages)
Final Report of Commission Investigation under Paragraph 11 of Schedule 9 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998

Belfast Education & Library Board (2004, pdf 41kb, 3pages) 
Final Report of Commission Investigation under Paragraph 11 of Schedule 9 of the N. Ireland Act 1998

 
 
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