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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-08851: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 19 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government which ministerial powers conferred by the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 have not yet been used, and which of these are for making orders or regulations by statutory instrument.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 2 May 2017

The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, which is available at www.legislation.gov.uk, sets out the powers conferred on Scottish Ministers. This website also contains all legislation using powers under the 2009 Act, enabling identification of ministerial powers that have not been used for making provision by orders or regulations. Sections 51, 52 and 87 of the 2009 Act confer ministerial powers that have not been used for making provision other than by orders or regulations.