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Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019

Section 7 – Power to seek additional advice

35.Section 7 inserts a new section 2D (power to seek additional advice) into the 2009 Act. The following paragraphs refer to the subsections of new section 2D.

36.Subsection (1) confers a power on the Scottish Ministers to request advice from the relevant body at any time (and in addition to any request required to be made under section 2C of the 2009 Act) on any matter they consider relevant for the purposes of Part 1 of the 2009 Act.

37.By virtue of subsection (2), a request for advice under subsection (1) on all of the matters mentioned in section 2C(3) of the 2009 Act is treated as having been made under section 2C(1) of that Act. Accordingly, where this subsection applies, the request under subsection (1) would become the most recent request to have been made under section 2C(1) and (2) of the 2009 Act.

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