Ministerial role

Spokesperson in the House of Lords



The official spokesperson represents the Scotland Office in the House of Lords.

The main area where the Scotland Office Lords spokesperson represents the department is when the House of Lords is debating affirmative statutory instruments in the House of Lords.

He also repeats any oral statements in the Lords that have been given by the Secretary of State for Scotland in the House of Commons.

Similarly, written ministerial statements in the Lords are also made in the spokesperson’s name. The spokesperson also responds to both oral and written Parliamentary Questions that fall within the responsibility of the Scotland Office.