Sovereignty: Scotland

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 19th June 2012.

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Photo of Margaret Curran Margaret Curran Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

(1) what correspondence (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have had with the Scottish Government on the potential consequences of Scotland leaving the UK; and if he will place in the Library a copy of any such correspondence;

(2) what discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have had with Scottish Government Ministers or officials on the potential consequences of Scotland leaving the UK.

Photo of Gregory Barker Gregory Barker The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

Officials and Ministers from the Department of Energy and Climate Change have had no correspondence with Scottish Government officials or Ministers on the consequences of Scotland leaving the UK.

Department of Energy and Climate Change Ministers have regular contact with Scottish Government Ministers across a range of issues. However, the consequences of Scotland leaving the UK have not been discussed.

The Government is not making plans for independence as we are confident that people in Scotland will continue to support the United Kingdom in any referendum.

The UK Government's position is clear: Scotland is stronger as part of the UK and the UK is stronger with Scotland in it.

The Government will be arguing the case for Scotland to remain within the UK and the Department of Energy and Climate Change will contribute to the debate.

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