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Question reference: S6W-24390

  • Asked by: Monica Lennon, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 9 January 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 17 January 2024


To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-23572 by Mairi McAllan on 14 December 2023, by what date it estimates that the draft Climate Change Plan would need to be published in order to allow a final version to be laid in the Parliament in March 2025, and, in determining this date, how many days have been allowed after the 120 days of parliamentary scrutiny for an assessment of that scrutiny to take place and, if appropriate, revisions to be made to the plan, in advance of the March 2025 deadline.


Under the terms of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009, the statutory deadline for laying a draft of the Climate Change Plan is 22 November 2024. However, statute also requires time for consideration of representations received during the statutory scrutiny period. Exact timings on this matter form part of ongoing consideration on the continued development of the draft Climate Change Plan. I will keep Parliament informed of progress.