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Departmental Coordination

Volume 491: debated on Monday 20 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what (a) accommodation, (b) financial systems, (c) personnel and (d) ICT and (e) other administrative support services his Department receives from (i) the Ministry of Justice and (ii) the Scottish Executive. (268108)

The Scotland Office does not directly employ staff. All staff in the Office are on secondment from other Government Departments, which administer the personnel records of their staff. The Scotland Office has its own separate set of books within Scottish Executive’s financial system and have access to their ICT system. No accommodation or other administrative support services are received from either Department.