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S5W-00710: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 13 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-00174 by Roseanna Cunningham on 31 May 2016, by what date it will (a) set and (b) announce the emissions targets.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 27 June 2016

A statement in relation to the level of these targets will be published once the draft of a statutory instrument containing a target-setting order has been laid before the Scottish Parliament.

The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 requires that annual emissions targets for the years 2028 to 2032 are set by 31 October 2016, or as soon as reasonably practicable afterwards.