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Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, often referred to as Under-Secretary of State for Scotland is a junior ministerial post (of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State rank) in the United Kingdom government, supporting the Secretary of State for Scotland. The post was first established as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health for Scotland in 1919, before becoming the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland in 1926. Additional Parliamentary Under-Secretary posts were added in 1940 and 1951 and a Minister of State post was established in 1951. In 1969-70, one of the Under-Secretary posts was replaced by an additional Minister of State. From 1974 to 1979, there were two Ministers of State and three Under-Secretaries, reverting to one Minister of State in 1979. In 1997, the second Minister of State post was reinstated, and a fourth Under-Secretary post was briefly added from August 1998.

Under-Secretary of State for Scotland
Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (Government in Scotland).svg
Incumbent
Robin Walker
Colin Clark

sinceĀ 27 July 2019
Scotland Office
StyleThe Right Honourable
AppointerElizabeth II
Inaugural holderJohn Pratt
Formation8 August 1919
WebsiteScotland Office

Following devolution in 1999, the number of ministers was reduced. There are currently two Under-Secretaries to support the Secretary of State, and there is no Minister of State.

Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health for Scotland (1919-1926)Edit

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (1926-)Edit

Minister of State for Scotland (1951-2008)Edit

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