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When the Race Relations Act was passed in November 1965, a Race Relations Board was established. Its purpose was to assess and resolve individual cases of discrimination. Committees were set up across England, Wales and Scotland to receive and investigate complaints. The Board only had the power to mediate in complaints made under sections of the Act relating to discrimination in places of public resort and regarding disposal of tenancies. This report found that most of the complaints made to committees had taken place in public houses, and that often resolutions were found when they had satisfactory assurance against any future racial discrimination from the respondent. The Board’s duties continued and expanded in 1968, in accordance with a new Race Relations Act.
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