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Secretary of State for Scotland gives evidence on Covid-19 strategy

13 May 2020

The Scottish Affairs Committee hears from Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack, as part of its Coronavirus and Scotland Inquiry.


Thursday 14 May, via Zoom

At 2.30pm

  • Rt Hon Alister Jack MP, Secretary of State for Scotland
  • Douglas Ross MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Scotland)
  • Gillian McGregor CBE, Director, Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland

Purpose of the session

Members are expected to ask the Secretary of State regarding:

  • the implications of any divergence in policies and messaging between the UK and devolved governments, particularly in the context of
    o  the ‘four nations approach’;
    o  the Prime Minister’s address on Sunday 10 May; and
    o considering the Chancellor’s announcement on the furlough scheme on 12 May.
  • the effectiveness of intergovernmental collaboration;
  • the UK Government’s recovery strategy and how that will interact with Scotland’s unique demographics

This session is the first of the Coronavirus and Scotland Inquiry and is also the first public session to be held by the Committee in this Parliament.

Further information

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