Environmental principles and governance after Brexit: responses to consultation

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.

Appendix 16: Summary of consultation questions

Chapter 2:

  • 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?
  • Question 2: Do you agree that the duty should not extend to other functions exercised by Scottish Ministers and public authorities in Scotland?
  • 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?
  • 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?

Chapter 3:

  • Question 5: What do you think will be the impact of the loss of engagement with the EU on monitoring, measuring and reporting?
  • Question 6: What key issues would you wish a review of reporting and monitoring requirements to cover?

Chapter 4:

  • Question 7: Do you think any significant governance issues will arise as a result of the loss of EU scrutiny and assessment of performance?
  • Question 8: How should we meet the requirements for effective scrutiny of government performance in environmental policy and delivery in Scotland?
  • Question 9: Which policy areas should be included within the scope of any scrutiny arrangements?

Chapter 5:

  • Question 10: What do you think will be the impact in Scotland of the loss of EU complaint mechanisms?
  • 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?

Chapter 6:

  • Question 12: What do you think the impact will be in Scotland of the loss of EU enforcement powers?
  • Question 13: What do you think should be done to address the loss of EU Enforcement powers? Please explain why you think any changes are needed


Email: fiona.eddy@gov.scot

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