Reports: provision of further information to the Scottish Parliament
83.Subsections (1) and (2) of section 42 provide that where the Scottish Ministers lay various reports before the Scottish Parliament relating to annual targets, proposals and policies to compensate for excess emissions, the interim target and the 2050 target, they must immediately send a copy of the report to the persons who convene Scottish Parliament committees and, as soon as reasonably practicable, make a statement on the report to the Scottish Parliament. Subsection (3) requires that in terms of the report on the annual target, the Scottish Ministers must attend, if invited, Scottish Parliament committees to give evidence on the report. All of these duties apply only as far as is reasonably practicable. Subsection (4) requires the Scottish Ministers to have regard to any resolution passed by the Scottish Parliament or report made by a parliamentary committee relating to the content of any report mentioned in subsection (2).