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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And here's another step Labour can take for the Scots - giving the job of first Secretary of State for Scotland to an MSP, not an MP.
The Secretary of State for Scotland Alistair Carmichael said during a visit to CIFAL Scotland s Edinburgh headquarters:
Secretary of State for Scotland Alistair Carmichael said the report highlighted the "difficulties" of independence.
The Shadow Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland visited the headquarters of drinks giants Chivas Brothers in Paisley, where they met staff and management to discuss the firm's global success.
The Secretary of State for Scotland Alistair Carmichael has welcomed the news that Tesco Bank will create 300 new jobs in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Secretary of State for Scotland Alister Jack responds to August Labour Market Statistics.
Secretary of State for Scotland George Younger refused planning permission for the tip following a two-year campaign by villagers and a public inquiry in November, 1983.
Sir - It seems Tory MP Alister Jack is settling in nicely to his new job as Secretary of State for Scotland.
Mr Clark joins new secretary of state for Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway MP Alister Jack and parliamentary under-secretary, Worcester MP Robin Walker, in the Scotland Office.
Mr Clark joins new secretary of state for Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway MP Alister Jack, and parliamentary under-secretary and Worcester MP Robin Walker in the Scotland Office.
MP for Dumfries and Galloway, Alister Jack, has been appointed as Secretary of State for Scotland
A UK Government spokesperson said: "The Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland represents Scottish interests at the heart of Whitehall and promotes the work of the UK Government in Scotland.
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