Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities

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The Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment is a cabinet post in the Scottish Government created in 2011, with responsibilities for Scottish Water, procurement, European Structural Funds, Scottish Futures Trust, transport policy and delivery, public transport, road, rail services, air and ferry services, housing, communities and regeneration. The junior Minister for Transport and Veterans and the junior Minister for Housing and Welfare also report to the Secretary.[1][2]

Office holders[edit]

The first Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment was Alex Neil MSP who was appointed in May 2011,[3] remaining in the post until September 5th 2012 when he was moved to the post of Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing.[4]

The current Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Capital Investment and Cities is Deputy First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon who succeeded Alex Neil in the job.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cabinet and Ministers: Biographies and Responsibilities". Scottish Government. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ministerial Responsibilities: Infrastructure portfolio". Scottish Government. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Black, Andrew (20 May 2011). "At-a-glance: Scottish government cabinet". BBC News. Retrieved 3 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "New Scottish Cabinet". Scottish Government. 19 May 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2014.