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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In furious clashes in the Commons yesterday, Scottish Secretary David Mundell accused the SNP of "grievance and grudge" instead of setting out how they wanted to use the new powers.
The UK Government will today (Monday) lay a package of substantive amendments to the Scotland Bill which will strengthen it in key areas such as welfare, Scottish Secretary David Mundell said today.
Scottish Secretary David Mundell said the Scotland Bill, which is currently going through Westminster, would usher in a "new era of devolution".
Just two Scottish MPs back replacing Trident, with 56 SNP MPs and Labour's shadow Scottish Secretary Ian Murray indicating they would not support its renewal.
Shadow Scottish Secretary Murray has urged Scottish Secretary David Mundell to reveal if changes will be made this week.
SCOTLAND'S First Minister and the Scottish Secretary have hailed the independence referendum as an opportunity of a lifetime on the day that marks exactly a year until the historic vote.
It came in a section called "Better Together" with Shadow Scottish Secretary Margaret Curran, and the party's leader in Scotland Johann Lamont also speaking.
Their comments came ahead of a meeting with First Minister Alex Salmond and Scottish Secretary Michael Moore, officials from the two sides announced.
Scottish Secretary Michael Moore launched the Bill in Edinburgh.
Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy said the change would make the Scottish administration more accountable for the money it spends.
London, August 9 (ANI): When Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy visited Beijing in March this year, he was advised to say "yes, but it will be difficult" as an alternative to saying "no", in a bid to avoid a faux pas.
Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy has told how he was the target of a shoe-throwing protest.
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