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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At the other end of the region, David Mundell needs to explain to constituents why he parades around the country in the mantle of Secretary of State for Scotland yet, as aWestminster government minister, always seems to be absent when major decisions about Brexit are being taken.
Scots from a variety of business sectors, food and drink suppliers, educational institutions and politics will join the Prime Minister and Mr May, the Secretary of State for Scotland and others for a three-course meal in the State Dining Room.
David Mundell, the Secretary of State for Scotland, promised that amendments would be made to the legislation for leaving the EU, yet, the UK government amendments published last week, do nothing to revise Clause 11 or prevent the power grab that the Scottish Parliament faces.
You're there to be the Secretary of State for Scotland.
North East MPs whose roles were confirmed yesterday were Blaydon's Dave Anderson as Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland and Northern Ireland and Wansbeck's Ian Lavery as shadow minister for the Cabinet Office.
Alexander was also formerly Secretary of State for Transport, Secretary of State for Scotland and Minister for Europe and he also served as the UK's Governor to the World Bank.
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.
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.
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.
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