Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:34 pm on 17th October 2022.
The Minister is, of course, a Minister for the Union. As the shadow Minister, my hon. Friend Fleur Anderson, quite rightly said, neither of the First Ministers of Scotland and Wales have received a phone call or any contact from the Prime Minister since she has been in post. If the Prime Minister and the Government are so committed to the Union, when exactly will she be in in touch with the First Ministers, and why has it taken so long?