Report on the Scottish civil estate
148.Section 76(1) requires the Scottish Ministers, for each financial year beginning with 2010 to 2011, to lay before the Scottish Parliament a report containing an assessment of the progress made in the year towards improving (a) the efficiency of buildings that are part of the civil estate in Scotland; and (b) the contribution to sustainability of those buildings.
149.If a building, the energy performance of which does not fall within the top quartile, becomes part of the civil estate during the year, subsection (2) requires the report for that year to explain why.
150.Subsection (4) contains the deadline by which reports under subsection (1) are to be laid before the Scottish Parliament. For example, for the financial year which ends on 31 March 2011, the report must be laid no later than 31 October 2011.