Secretary of State for Scotland

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Secretary of State for Scotland

The head of the Scotland Office, which is the department of the British government responsible for the administration of devolution of power from the central government to the Scottish regional government. He/she represents Scottish interests in the government. The secretary is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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Gary Smith, the GMB's acting Scotland secretary, said: "GMB Scotland welcome the commitment in SDSR to multilateralism and the Trident successor programme going ahead as it is crucial to jobs.
But Kevin Lindsay, Scotland secretary of train drivers' union Aslef, said: "Drivers are already highly trained professionals who ensure every passenger has a safe, comfortable journey.
The Conservatives' only surviving MP north of the border, David Mundell, became Scotland Secretary.
David Mundell became Scotland Secretary, Greg Hands was appointed Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
Scotland Secretary Alistair Carmichael said: Scotland s oil and gas industry is seen as a world-leader in terms of expertise, skills and resilience across the world.
But Alistair Carmichael, the new Scotland secretary in the UK government, is aware of the power of wavering voters who gave the SNP a surprise landslide victory in Scotland two years ago.
Ex-Cabinet minister Michael Moore will get PS17,000 after he was sacked as Scotland Secretary.
The opposition Labour Shadow Scotland secretary Margaret Curran said, "It is right that the people of Scotland are given a clear choice.
Both of these features were ruled out in UK Government proposals put forward by Scotland Secretary Michael Moore.
IN a recent article headlined Silent But Useless, we took a cardboard cutout of Scotland Secretary Michael Moore around the country - and no one recognised him.
Along with Mr Cable and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, the new Cabinet features three other Lib Dems - Energy Secretary Chris Huhne, Treasury Chief Secretary David Laws and Scotland Secretary Danny Alexander.
The new Cabinet features five Lib Dems, including Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Business Secretary Vince Cable, Energy Secretary Chris Huhne, Treasury Chief Secretary David Laws and Scotland Secretary Danny Alexander.
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