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Supreme Court Judgment (Response)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 24th September 2019.

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The First Minister:

That is a very fair point, which is evidenced by the fact that I had almost forgotten about him. I thank James Kelly for reminding me about the Secretary of State for Scotland.

In all seriousness, the question goes back to the point that Patrick Harvie made. This is the Prime Minister’s responsibility, but all ministers who sit around the Cabinet table are, of course, part of the Government and part of the decision-making process. That is what Opposition members would say about Scottish Government decisions—and rightly so. It is important that ministers are held to account and that they are not allowed to simply disappear. I am sure that we will hear at length from the

Secretary of State for Scotland before the end of today and that we will all benefit greatly from that.