Enlarged the 65 Act (discrimination made illegal in employment & housing, enforcement still weak, relying on the new Community relations Council to take up individual complaints
1971 Immigration Act
made a distinction between patrials (born in Britain or with (great)parents born in Britain) who kept full citizenship rights; and non-patrials (mainly black, new Commonwealth) who were required to obtain work permits prior to entry.
1976 Race Relations Act
Extended the anti-discrimination laws to unintended as well as intended discrimination
Source: O´Donnell (1994) pp.91-92 (shortened)
The antidiscriminatory legislation was implemented as a trade off to compensate for increasingly tight immigration policy. Assimilation possible only if the numbers are low…