Heads of Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Bill 2011

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Heads of Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Bill 2011

51Head 27 Annual reportProvide that(1) The Commission shall not later than the 31st day of March in each yearprepare and submit to each House of the Oireachtas a report on its activitiesin the immediately preceding year.(2) A report under subsection (1) shall include information on theperformance of the functions of the Commission during the period to whichthe report relates and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing,shall include in the report—(a) an account of any equality review made or inquiry conducted inthat period,(b) such information as the Commission considers appropriateconcerning the implementation of equality action plans in that period,and(c) such other information in such form as the Commission thinks fit orthe Minister may request.(3) In subsection (2) “equality review” and “equality action plan” have thesame meanings as in Head 29 [Part VI of the Employment Equality Act 1998(No. 21 of 1998)].Explanatory noteWhile a standard provision (See section 54 of the EEA Act 1998 and section23 of the HRC Act 2000), it is proposed that the annual report be presentedby the Commission directly to the Oireachtas. Subsection (2) and subsection(3) are taken from the EEA Act.

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