Minister for International Development and Europe

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The Minister for Europe and International Development is a junior ministerial post in the Scottish Government. As a result, the minister does not attend[1] the Scottish Cabinet.

The post was created in September 2012.

History[edit]

In September 2012 the position of Minister for External Affairs and International Development was created; the name of the role changed a November 2014 reshuffle when Nicola Sturgeon became First Minister. It was changed again in May 2016, after the 2016 election.

List of office holders[edit]

The current Minister for International Development and Europe is Alasdair Allan.[2]

Minister for External Affairs and International Development[edit]

Name Portrait Entered office Left office Party First Minister
Humza Yousaf HumzaYousafMSP20110507.JPG 6 September 2012 21 November 2014 Scottish National Party Alex Salmond

Minister for Europe and International Development[edit]

Humza Yousaf HumzaYousafMSP20110507.JPG 21 November 2014 18 May 2016 Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon

Minister for International Development and Europe[edit]

Alasdair Allan AlasdairAllanMSP20120530.jpg 18 May 2016 Incumbent Scottish National Party Nicola Sturgeon

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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".
  2. ^ "Minister for Europe and International Development". Scottish Government. 21 November 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 

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