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The Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2015

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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2015 No. 210

Environmental Protection

The Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2015

Made

26th May 2015

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

28th May 2015

Coming into force

27th June 2015

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 153(4) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990(1) and all other powers enabling them to do so.

Citation, commencement and extent

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Financial Assistance for Environmental Purposes (Scotland) Order 2015 and comes into force on 27th June 2015.

(2) This Order extends to Scotland only.

Variation of section 153(1) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990

2.  In section 153(1) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990(2), after paragraph (zz)(3) add—

(z1)the programme known as the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme..

FERGUS EWING

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

26th May 2015

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order varies section 153(1) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c.43) so as to add the programme known as the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme. This change will enable the Scottish Minsters to give financial assistance to, or for the purposes of, that programme.

No business and regulatory impact assessment has been prepared for this Order as no adverse impact on business, charities or voluntary bodies is foreseen.

(1)

1990 c.43. The functions of the Secretary of State, in or as regards Scotland, were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c.46). The requirement to obtain Treasury consent for the giving of financial assistance under section 153 of the 1990 Act was removed by section 55 of the Scotland Act 1998.

(3)

Paragraph (zz) was added by S.S.I. 2009/75.

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