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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GMB Scotland Secretary Gary Smith said: "The Scottish Government has assured us it recognises the shipyard's biggest asset is its workforce, that the workforce need to be protected and the future of the yard secured."
RESHUFFLE : Scotland Secretary Alister Jack leaves 10 Downing Street following the first cabinet meeting with the new PM Boris Johnson
In a joint statement, GMB Scotland secretary Gary Smith and Unite Scotland secretary Pat Rafferty, said: "The prospect of just eight turbine jackets coming to Fife while the vast majority are built in Indonesia is scandalous.
Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, home secretary Sajid Javid and Scotland secretary David Mundell all requested meetings with May yesterday to protest against her plan.
Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd, Justice Secretary David Gauke, Business Secretary Greg Clark and Scotland Secretary David Mundell said she must take no deal off the table by extending Article 50, the newspaper said.
Fire Brigades Union Scotland secretary Denise Christie said: "It's concerning to hear there's an increase in work-related stress.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid, leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom and Scotland Secretary David Mundell also reportedly attended the meeting.
Scotland Secretary David Mundell told MPs that clause 11 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill would be amended to reflect the concerns raised by colleagues.
Gary Smith, GMB Scotland secretary, said: "This is a viable workforce and these are viable yards - important strategic assets - and they stand ready and able to help deliver the future of Scottish manufacturing."
Lesley Laird and Dawn Butler were also named Scotland secretary and diverse communities minister respectively.
Naturally, Alex Salmond backed it, saying: "I'm sure everyone on both sides of the border would welcome the return of the world's oldest international match." Three years earlier, Scotland Secretary Jim Murphy asked the SFA to restore the annual fixture because it's a "remarkable sporting event and a highlight of the football calendar which enhances crossborder cultural exchanges".
The Conservatives' only MP north of the border, David Mundell, retained his position as Scotland Secretary.
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