Employment Equality Act, 1998

Annual report and provision of information to Minister.

54.—(1) The Authority shall, within 6 months of the commencement of every calendar year, make a report to the Minister on the activities of the Authority in respect of the previous calendar year, or in the case of the first calendar year during which section 38 came into operation, that part of the calendar year in which section 38 was in operation.

(2) A report under subsection (1) shall include information on the performance of the functions of the Authority during the period to which the report relates and, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, shall include in the report—

(a) an account of any equality review made in that period,

(b) such information as the Authority considers appropriate concerning the implementation of equality action plans in that period, and

(c) such other information in such form as the Authority thinks fit or the Minister may direct.

(3) The Authority shall, if so requested by the Minister, furnish to the Minister such information as the Minister may request relating to—

(a) any matter concerning the policy and activities of the Authority generally,

(b) any specific matter or account prepared by it, or

(c) any report specified in subsection (1),

and the information shall be furnished by the Chief Executive Officer acting under the general authority of the Authority.

(4) The Minister shall cause a copy of every report under subsection (1) to be laid before each House of the Oireachtas.

(5) In subsection (2) “equality review” and “equality action plan” have the same meanings as in Part VI .