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The PPS, like all designated public authorities, is required under this legislation “in carrying out its relevant functions to have due regard to the need to promote equality of opportunity between:-
  • persons of different religious belief, political opinion, racial group, age, marital status or sexual orientation;
  • men and women generally;
  • persons with a disability and persons without; and
  • persons with dependants and persons without.”
Matters relating to the prosecution of offences are excluded from Section 75 by Section 38 of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002.

The PPS Equality Scheme
The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland approved the PPS's Equality Scheme on the 28th of March 2012 following a consultation period.

The PPS Equality Scheme sets out how we intend to comply with the equality duties and promote equality of opportunity and good relations in carrying out its functions, powers and duties. The Equality Scheme sets out how the organisation will put structures in place to effectively assess and report on the equality impact of its policies; and consult with relevant groups on policy development where appropriate.

The Equality Scheme can be accessed via the link below

Pdf Icon PPS Equality Scheme.pdf

 PPS Equality Scheme Easy Read Version - July 2012 v 2.pdf

The Equality Commission ( requires public authorities to submit a yearly report on progress with the implementation of Section 75 commitments, and these and other reports will be made available on this site as they become available.

 PPS Equality Action Plan
 Summary of Consultation Responses on Equality Scheme (July 2011)

 Summary of Joint Consultation Responses (Jan 2012)

Disability Action Plan

   PPS Disability Action Plan 2014-15

Annual Progress Reports to the Equality Commission

Annual s75 Disability Duties Progress Report 2013-14

Annual s75 & Disability Duties Progress Report 2012-13

S75 Annual Report 2011-12.pdf

PDF Icon Annual Progress Report 2010-11

Adobe Icon Annual Progress Report 2009-10

Adobe Icon Annual Progress Report 2008-09

Adobe Icon Annual Progress Report 2007-08

Consultation Guidance

PPS Users Guide on Consultation - February 2013

Current Consultations

There are no current consultations