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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-00711: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 13 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-00175 by Roseanna Cunningham on 31 May 2016, whether it remains committed to its plan set out in Aileen McLeod's letter to the convener of the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee on 26 November 2015 "to lay a draft setting out [RPP3] proposals and policies for meeting targets to 2032 in the Parliament towards the end of 2016".

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 24 June 2016

The Climate Change Act (Scotland) 2009 requires that, as soon as reasonably practicable after setting a batch of annual targets, ministers publish a report detailing proposals and policies for meeting those targets. Targets in the period 2028-32 require to be set in legislation by 31 October 2016, or as soon as reasonably practicable afterwards.

Work is on-going on the third report on policies and proposals (RPP3) setting out how we will meet targets out to 2032, and I intend to lay a draft of RPP3 before Parliament in December 2016. The draft report will be subject to a 60-day period for Parliamentary consideration.