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Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

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Reports to Parliament

103Reports to Parliament

(1)Before the end of each relevant period, the Scottish Ministers must lay before the Parliament a report setting out the information mentioned in subsection (3).

(2)A report under subsection (1) may be in the form of a report combined with a report under section 124 of the 2009 Act.

(3)The information referred to in subsection (1) is—

(a)the number of—

(i)Nature Conservation MPAs,

(ii)Demonstration and Research MPAs,

(iii)Historic MPAs,

in designation orders made during the relevant period,

(b)in relation to each Nature Conservation MPA—

(i)its size,

(ii)the stated conservation objectives,

(c)in relation to each Demonstration and Research MPA—

(i)its size,

(ii)the stated purpose,

(d)in relation to each Nature Conservation MPA (whether in a designation order made before or during the relevant period)—

(i)the extent to which in the opinion of the Scottish Ministers the stated conservation objectives have been achieved,

(ii)any further steps which in their opinion are required to be taken in order to contribute to the achievement of those objectives,

(e)in relation to each Demonstration and Research MPA (whether in a designation order made before or during the relevant period)—

(i)the extent to which in the opinion of the Scottish Ministers the stated purpose has been achieved,

(ii)any further steps which in their opinion are required to be taken in order to contribute to the achievement of that purpose,

(f)information about any amendments made during the relevant period to any designation order by order under section 74,

(g)in relation to each Historic MPA (whether in a designation order made before or during the relevant period), a summary of the things for which authorisation by—

(i)permits of the kind described in section 92(1),

(ii)authorisations of the kind described in section 92(3),

has been sought during the relevant period,

(h)information about any marine conservation order or urgent continuation order made, or any amendment of any such order, during the relevant period,

(i)information about any marine management scheme made, or any amendment of any such scheme, during the relevant period,

(j)the extent to which in the opinion of the Scottish Ministers the exercise by them of the power in section 67(1)(a) to designate Nature Conservation MPAs contributes to the objective in section 79(2).

(4)In this section “the relevant period” means—

(a)the period beginning on the date on which this section comes into force and ending on 31 December 2012,

(b)each subsequent period of 6 years.

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