Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games, Sport, Equalities and Pensioners' Rights

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The Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games, Sport, Equalities and Pensioners' Rights is a cabinet post in the Scottish Government. The cabinet post was created in April 2014, with this brief having been the responsibility of the junior Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport prior to this.

The Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games, Sport, Equalities and Pensioners' Rights has responsibility for sport, including the Commonwealth Games, Equalities including disabilities and cross-government co-ordination of pensioners' rights, including pensioners' welfare.[1]

List of office holders[edit]

Shona Robison MSP was appointed as the first Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games, Sport, Equalities and Pensioners' Rights on 22 April 2014.[2]

History[edit]

The Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport was a junior ministerial post in the Scottish Government. As a result, the Minister did not attend the Scottish Cabinet.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cabinet and Ministers: biographies and responsibilities". Scottish Government. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Constance, Robison promoted to Scottish Cabinet". The Scotsman. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Scotland Act (1998), Only those appointed under Section 47 of the Scotland Act "attend" Cabinet. Junior ministers are appointed under Section 49 and may be "present".

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