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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17014: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 5 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will establish an environmental watchdog with legally-binding enforcement powers when the UK leaves the EU, similar to that proposed by the UK Government.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 19 June 2018

Building on the findings from the recent report by the Roundtable on Environment and Climate Change (published 1 June 2018), and in line with the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill, the Scottish Government will consult later this year on proposals to ensure that there continues to be effective and appropriate governance relating to the environment following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.