- Latest available (Revised)
- Original (As enacted)
This is the original version (as it was originally enacted).
(1)The Scottish Ministers may, by order, modify—
(a)the percentage figure mentioned in section 3(2)(c)(ii);
(b)an annual target set by virtue of section 4(1);
(c)any date mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (g) of section 4(2);
(d)the target-setting criteria in section 4(4).
(2)The Scottish Ministers must, at the same time as laying a draft of a statutory instrument containing an order under subsection (1)(a) before the Scottish Parliament, lay before the Parliament a report explaining why the modification is being proposed.
(3)The Scottish Ministers must, as soon as reasonably practicable after laying a report before the Scottish Parliament under subsection (2), and in so far as reasonably practicable, make a statement to the Parliament relating to the report.
(4)The Scottish Ministers may make an order under subsection (1)(a) only if they consider that it is no longer necessary for annual targets to be set by reference to that percentage figure.
(5)The Scottish Ministers may make an order under subsection (1)(b) only if they consider that it is appropriate to do so as a result of—
(a)a modification of the interim target; or
(b)another significant change to the basis on which the annual target was set.
(6)The Scottish Ministers may make an order under subsection (1)(c) or (d) only if they consider it appropriate to do so.
(7)The power in subsection (1)(a) may not be exercised so as to substitute a percentage of less than zero.
(8)The power in subsection (1)(b)—
(a)may be exercised only before the beginning of the year to which the target relates;
(b)may not be exercised if the effect of doing so would be that the target for the year would be greater than the target for the preceding year.
Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.
Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.
Text created by the Scottish Executive department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes were introduced in 1999 and accompany all Acts of the Scottish Parliament except those which result from Budget Bills
Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:
Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:
Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including: