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Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Act 2020

Section 22 – Requirement for new Scottish agricultural policy

174.Subsection (1) of this section requires the Scottish Ministers to lay a report before the Scottish Parliament on progress towards establishing a new Scottish agricultural policy.

175.Subsection (2) specifies what must be included in that report. In particular, the report must include details of the Scottish Ministers’ policies and proposals in relation to the six matters that are listed in paragraph (a). It must also include an outline of any legislation required to implement those policies and proposals, a timeline for when any such legislation will be introduced (as defined by subsection (4)), details of any consultations undertaken on proposed policies and legislation, and any other matter related to Scottish agriculture that the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate.

176.Subsection (3) provides that a report under subsection (1) must be laid before the Scottish Parliament no later than 31 December 2024.

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