Environmental targets and objectives

Part of Agriculture Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:00 am on 20th November 2018.

Alert me about debates like this

“(1) The Secretary of State must, in exercising functions under this Act, take all reasonable steps to—

(a) further the purposes within section 1(1)(a) to (g), and

(b) following a public consultation, bring forward proposals for environmental targets and objectives for the achievement of the purposes in section 1(1)(a) to (g) to secure the maintenance, recovery and restoration of the environment, so that the environment is healthy, resilient and sustainable for the benefit of people and wildlife.”—

This new clause includes a requirement on ministers to introduce specific targets to ensure the bill meets its objectives.