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New Secretary of State for Scotland appointed

Michael Moore MP has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Scotland.

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

The newly appointed Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore said: “I am very happy to have been appointed although I obviously wish it had happened under different circumstances. David Laws remains an important colleague of mine and I hope to see him return to government before long.” 

“I am looking forward to the many challenges ahead as I take Scotland’s interests to the heart of government. I will also uphold the respect agenda which has been ably put in motion by the new coalition government already.  Secretary of State I want to hear the concerns of Scots across the country and I look forward to getting on with the job.”

Published 29 May 2010