The Ministry of Justice is responsible for the relationship between the UK and the Crown Dependencies and provides the main channel of communication between the UK and the Crown Dependencies.
The termination of the bilateral health agreement and the matters raised by the Isle of Man Minister for Health and Social Security about bilateral health agreements are a matter for the Department of Health. There has been close examination of the issues at ministerial and officer level in my department and in the Department of Health. The Isle of Man Chief Minister has discussed the issue with the Secretary of State for Health and with Lord Bach.
The UK has committed to keep the situation under review with the Isle of Man Government in case of any unforeseen impacts after the end of the agreement.
I am not aware of a letter from the Isle of Man Government requesting advice from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) on the Isle of Man's wish to negotiate a bilateral health agreement with the Scottish Executive. I understand that the Isle of Man Department for Health and Social Security has been in contact with the Department of Health and with the Scottish Executive in connection with a new health agreement.
The development of any agreement between the Isle of Man and Scotland would, at this stage, be a matter for their respective administrations.