Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning

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The Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning was a cabinet position in the Scottish Executive. The position was first created in the 1999 as part of the Dewar government and continued into the McLeish cabinet. Following the election of Jack McConnell as First Minister in 2001 transportation was added to the portfolio in his first cabinet and then subsequently removed in his second. Following the election of the SNP government under Alex Salmond the responsibility of the post was divided, with Enterprise portfolio given to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Sustainable Growth and lifelong learning to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning.

List of office holders[edit]

Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning[edit]

Name Entered Office Left Office Party
1. Henry McLeish 19 May 1999 26 October 2000 Labour Party
2. Wendy Alexander 1 November 2000 28 November 2001 Labour Party

Minister for Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning[edit]

3. Wendy Alexander 28 November 2001 3 May 2002 Labour Party
4. Iain Gray 28 November 2001 1 May 2003 Labour Party

Minister for Enterprise and Lifelong Learning[edit]

Name Entered Office Left Office Party
5. Jim Wallace 21 May 2003 27 June 2005 Liberal Democrats
6. Nicol Stephen 27 June 2005 17 May 2007 Liberal Democrats

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