Date lodged: 25 April 2018
To ask the Scottish Government, in its discussions with the UK Government, what issues have been identified for inclusion in any joint statement on environmental ambition when the UK leaves the EU; when any joint statement would be published, and what processes will be put in place to allow stakeholders and the Scottish Parliament to consider and comment on the issues prior to its conclusion.
Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 9 May 2018
I am pleased that, along with the Welsh Cabinet Secretary, I have been able to encourage discussions between the four UK administrations on future environmental ambitions. My own ambition, that Scotland should maintain and where possible enhance our current environmental standards, and should continue to play a leading role in furthering environmental protection is well known. No conclusion has been reached on publishing a joint statement.