Approval of Equality Schemes

Here you can view the meeting minutes of the Equality Scheme Approval Committee to understand the approval process and its various criticisms.

All equality schemes must be submitted to the Equality Commission for approval. If the templates have been completed correctly and meet the legal standards, they will be approved. The Commission has developed a list as well as a notification schedule for the submission deadlines of the schemes. In addition, there is information material and instructions for authorities and/or companies that help in the creation. If the Commission does not accept a scheme, it will be forwarded to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. If so, the Northern Ireland Assembly (NI Assembly) will be notified of this process. Reporting to Parliament in the event of failure to submit an action plan is described in more detail in Annex 9 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

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