Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

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Under-Secretary of State for Scotland
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Incumbent
The Lord Duncan of Springbank

since 15 June 2017
Scotland Office
Style The Right Honourable
Appointer Elizabeth II
Inaugural holder John Pratt
Formation 8 August 1919
Website Scotland Office
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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.

Following devolution in 1999, the number of ministers was reduced. There is now only one Under-Secretary to support the Secretary of State, and 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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