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Agriculture (Wales) Act 2023

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4Sustainable land management indicators and targets

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(1)The Welsh Ministers must prepare a statement setting out—

(a)indicators that are to be applied to measure progress towards achieving the sustainable land management objectives through the exercise of the functions to which the duty in section 2 applies, and

(b)targets in relation to those indicators.

(2)The statement must contain—

(a)at least one distinct indicator for each sustainable land management objective, and

(b)at least one distinct target relating to at least one distinct indicator for each sustainable land management objective.

(3)The statement may in addition set out further indicators and further targets.

(4)A further indicator set out under subsection (3) may be for one sustainable land management objective or more than one.

(5)A further target set out under subsection (3) may relate to one indicator (whether an indicator set out under subsection (2) or a further indicator set out under subsection (3)) or more than one.

(6)An indicator or target may relate to Wales or any part of Wales.

(7)A target may be set by reference to any period that the Welsh Ministers consider appropriate.

(8)The Welsh Ministers must, no later than 31 December 2025—

(a)publish the statement, and

(b)lay it before Senedd Cymru.

(9)The Welsh Ministers may review and revise the statement at any time.

(10)Subsections (2) to (8) apply in relation to a revised statement as they apply to the original statement.

(11)Where the Welsh Ministers revise the statement, they must as soon as reasonably practicable—

(a)publish the revised statement, and

(b)lay it before Senedd Cymru.

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