Press release

Cabinet Secretary's statement: Scotland Office memo leak enquiry

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

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


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.

Published 4 April 2015