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Environmental principles and governance after Brexit: responses to consultation

Published: 4 Oct 2019

An analysis report on responses recieved as part of the Consultation on Environmental Principles and Governance in Scoltand, which ran from the 16 February to 11 May 2019.

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81 page PDF

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Contents
Environmental principles and governance after Brexit: responses to consultation
Appendix 2: Quantitative summary of responses (where available)

81 page PDF

923.1 kB

Appendix 2: Quantitative summary of responses (where available)

Question Yes No Don't know Not answered Number of Detailed Comments
Total % Total % Total % Total %
Question 1: Do you agree with the introduction of a duty to have regard to the four EU environmental principles in the formation of policy, including proposals for legislation, by Scottish Ministers? 69 70% 5 5% 1 1% 24 24% 78
Question 2: Do you agree that the duty should not extend to other functions exercised by Scottish Ministers and public authorities in Scotland? 21 21% 38 38% 14 14% 26 26% 72
Question 3: Do you agree that a new duty should be focused on the four EU environmental principles? If not, which other principles should be included and why? 41 41% 28 28% 3 3% 27 27% 70
Question 4: Do you agree there should be an associated requirement for a policy statement which would guide the interpretation and application of a duty, were one to be created? 68 69% 2 2% 4 4% 25 25% 76
Question 7: Do you think any significant governance issues will arise as a result of the loss of EU scrutiny and assessment of performance? 56 57% 7 7% 8 8% 28 28% 79
Question 11: Will a new function be required to replace the current role of the European Commission in receiving complaints from individuals and organisations about compliance with environmental law? 61 62% 2 2% 7 7% 29 29% 71

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