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Cabinet Secretary's statement: Scotland Office memo leak enquiry

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Cabinet Secretary, Sir Jeremy Heywood's statement on the apparent leak of a Scotland Office memo.

You have asked me to investigate issues relating to the apparent leak of a Scotland Office memo that forms the basis of this morning’s Daily Telegraph story.

I can confirm that earlier today I instigated a Cabinet Office-led leak inquiry to establish how extracts from this document may have got into the public domain. Until that inquiry is complete I will not be making any further comment either on the document or the inquiry.