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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But a UK Government spokeswoman said: "The role of the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland is more important than ever."
"At a time when the Scottish Government is doing all it can to bring about divisive and unwanted constitutional change, the role of the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland is more important than ever.
"We are therefore calling for a review of the role of the Scotland Office and the Secretary of State for Scotland.
By all means let's have a review of the Scotland Office (or Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland, to use our official name).
David Mundell, the Secretary of State for Scotland, said: "Our exciting and innovative Borderlands deal recognises that the cross-border region is a single economic unit.
The Secretary of State for Scotland "liked" a tweet by American internet personality James Charles which described an explicit sexual act.
In the letter to the Secretary of State for Scotland - David Mundell MP, the Secretary of State for Wales - Alun Cairns MP and the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland - Karen Bradley MP, the FSB says: "Across the length and breadth of the UK, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) wants to see digital infrastructure which meets the needs of businesses and local communities.
Tory plans to sell council houses in the Paisley area were submitted to the Secretary of State for Scotland.
She has been backed by the Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell.
Fifa's support for a British team has seen general secretary Jerome Valcke meet Jim Murphy, the secretary of state for Scotland, to assure him that a British team would not threaten their separate identities.
Lord Tebbit asked: "Why did it take more than seven weeks from 9 October to 30 November for the Secretary of State for Scotland to tell me that he couldn't tell me how much time he spent on each of his two jobs?"
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