Secretary of State for Scotland


Also found in: Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Speaking after talks in Glenrothes today with Fife Council Leader David Ross, Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell has assured Scottish Transport Minister Derek Mackay MSP that the UK Government is standing ready to help the Scottish Government, FETA, Transport Scotland and Network Rail relieve the major disruption facing people in Fife and Edinburgh following the closure of the Forth Road Bridge.
Byline: Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland IAN MURRAY MP
It states: "The Secretary of State for Scotland [considers] that in general no changes can be made in the overall block provision other than as a result of the application to Scotland of variations in English programmes, by means of the automatic 'formula' which regulates such marginal changes.
However, in a letter to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell accused the SNP of getting their facts wrong.
Andrew Dunlop was handed a peerage so he could sit in the Lords and do the job as Scotland's only Conservative MP David Mundell is Secretary of State for Scotland.
LONDON, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Secretary of State for Scotland, the Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP, has officially opened EDMI's new gas research and development facility in Dunfermline near Edinburgh.
Fellow speaker Alistair Cararmichael MP, Secretary of State for michael MP, Secretary of State for Scotland, echoed Mr Webb's sentiments.
ALEX Salmond will debate independence with both the leader of the No campaign and the new Secretary of State for Scotland, SNP deputy leader Nicola Sturgeon has said.
th] annual event, which will take place in Dover House, London, co-hosted by the Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore MP and awards founder Dr Tessa Hartmann on Wednesday, October 9[sup.
Among the 400 VIPs were Conservative Party treasurer Lord Fink, Home Secretary Theresa May, former Secretary of State for Scotland Lord Forsyth and former ambassador to the US Sir Christopher Meyer.
Mr Millan was Labour MP for Glasgow Craigton, later Glasgow Govan, from 1959 to 1988, and served as Secretary of State for Scotland in Jim Callaghan's Cabinet between 1976 and 1979.
The Minister of State also met Michael Moore UK Secretary of State for Scotland on the side lines of the Edinburgh International Culture Summit in Edinburgh.
Full browser ?