Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs


Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs
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The Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, sometimes referred to as the Scottish foreign minister,[1] is a cabinet post in the Scottish Government since after the 2011 Scottish Parliament election, having been a Junior Ministerial post before then.[2] The post was created in May 2007 after the appointment of the Scottish National Party minority administration and forms part of the Office of the First Minister. The Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture has responsibility for the relations between the Scottish Government and European Institutions and other international affairs. Culture including the arts and architecture as well as lottery funding form part of this portfolio.[3] Ministerial responsibilities also include Historic Scotland, Scotland's Built Heritage, Gaelic and the Scottish Governments' major events strategy.[3]

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Minister

The post of Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture was created after the SNP's victory in the Scottish Parliament election, 2007. The post remained filled until after the Scottish Parliament election, 2011 when the responsibilities of the post were transferred to the Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs

Minister for Europe, External Affairs and Culture

Name Entered office Left office Party
1. Linda Fabiani 17 May 2007 10 February 2009 Scottish National Party

Minister for Culture, External Affairs and the Constitution

2. Michael Russell 10 February 2009 1 December 2009 Scottish National Party

Minister for Culture and External Affairs

3. Fiona Hyslop 1 December 2009 19 May 2011 Scottish National Party

Cabinet Secretary

The current Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs is Fiona Hyslop MSP.

Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs

1. Fiona Hyslop 19 May 2011 Incumbent Scottish National Party

History

The Europe and External Affairs brief was instituted in 2000 and combined with Education as the Minister for Education, Europe and External Affairs which was a Cabinet position in the McLeish Government. After 2001 the Europe and External Affairs Brief was abolished as a ministerial position. From 1999 to 2001, the Culture brief was a junior post in the Scottish Government as Deputy Minister for Culture and Sport. The was made into a Cabinet position as Minister for Culture and Sport in the First McConnell government from 2001 - 2003. The Second McConnell government from 2003 - 2007 combined the Culture and Sport brief with Tourism to form a Cabinet post in the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport. Culture was combined with External Affairs and Europe, to form a junior ministerial position, in the Salmond government following the Scottish Parliament election, 2007. In February 2009 the role was expanded to deal with constitutional issues this additional role was later removed in December 2009 following the publication of the National Conversation and with the appointment of Fiona Hyslop to the role.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Johnson, Simon (10 September 2011). "SNP urged to publish secret legal advice on separate Scotland EU membership". Daily Telegraph (London). http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/scotland/8753776/SNP-urged-to-publish-secret-legal-advice-on-separate-Scotland-EU-membership.html. Retrieved 10 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Scotland Act (1998), Only those appointed under Section 47 of the Scotland Act "attend" Cabinet. Junior ministers are appointed under Section 49 and may be "present".
  3. ^ a b "Scottish Executive - Scottish Cabinet and Ministers". Scottish Government. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Scottish-Cabinet. Retrieved 2007-07-25. 
  4. ^ "Demoted minister backs successor". BBC News. 1 December 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/8388141.stm. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 

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