Scotland written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Rob Marris Rob Marris PPS (Rt Hon Shaun Woodward, Secretary of State), Northern Ireland Office

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his Department provides (a) tax-free benefits and (b) other allowances for its staff to purchase bicycles under the Cycle to Work Scheme; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Cairns David Cairns Minister of State, Scotland Office

All staff in the Scotland Office are on secondment from the Scottish Executive or the Ministry of Justice and are able to access any initiatives operated by their parent Departments.

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john crowther
Posted on 1 May 2008 1:13 pm (Report this annotation)

Why does the Rt. Hon, Minister of State, David Cairns, insist on using the term "Scotish Executive" when the incoming Scottish National Party replaced it by the "Scottish Government" which is now recognised by the majority of the Scottish people as the correct title?