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

Section 23 – Provision of further information to the Scottish Parliament

108.Section 23 amends section 42 (reports: provision of further information to the Scottish Parliament) of the 2009 Act. In particular, it updates references in section 42 to the report required under section 33 of the 2009 Act to account for changes made to that section by the Act. In addition, it inserts a new subsection (1A) to ensure that, if the emissions reduction target for the target year has not be met, the Ministerial statement made to the Parliament under subsection (1)(b) must explain why.

109.Subsection (3) of section 18 repeals section 42(2)(c) and (d) of the 2009 Act in consequence of the repeal, by the Act, of sections 40 and 41 of the 2009 Act.

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