Scotland Office


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Scotland Office

A department of the British government responsible for the administration of devolution of power from the central government to the Scottish regional government. The department was created in 2003 but traces its origins to 1885.
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Opposition politicians have called on him to remove Keith Cochrane from his PS300-a-day role as non-executive director at the Scotland Office.
Questions have been raised over whether ScottishTory ministers are 'partying on the public purse'after new figures revealed that Scotland Office hospitality spending has skyrocketed.
The Scotland Office has announced that Director Francesca Osowska will be leaving the department later this year.
Firms need indyref2 "like a hole in the head", Tory Scotland Office minister Lord Dunlop has claimed.
Andy O'Neill, head of Scotland Office at the Electoral Commission, said: "There's a huge amount of interest in the referendum and that's reflected in the unprecedented response to the first 10 days of our campaign.
Scotland Office minister Ann McKechin said: "Minimising any extra distress to the families of Scottish service personnel who have died abroad must be our priority.
Mr Browne's successor moves to the Scotland Office from the post of Minister for Europe.
Highest numbers of internal flights were made by the Scotland Office (31), Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (24) and Department of Health (13).
And First Minister Mr Salmond joined the attack yesterday - by calling for the Scotland Office, which Mr Browne heads, to be scrapped entirely.
The Scotland Office spent the least, incurring just pounds 62,200 in costs for one car.
But the Scotland Office insisted the change reflected 150 years of established practice.
George Foulkes, a former Scotland Office minister, said Prime Minister Tony Blair had made it clear to him that voters would finally have their say on the euro next autumn.