Prime minister Theresa May is to announce a review of UK government departments to make sure they work in the best interests of devolution. Mrs. May will make the announcement during a visit to Scotland this week in one of her final visits as prime minister.
Members of the Scottish fishing industry have called for clarity on the implications of the draft agreement on leaving the EU Scottish Secretary David Mundell backed the draft Brexit deal despite concerns about its impact on the fishing industry.
The Scottish government has demanded to see details of the draft Brexit deal set to be discussed by UK ministers, after a major breakthrough in talks. Prime Minister Theresa May is to hold a special cabinet meeting on Wednesday to discuss a draft withdrawal agreement.
David Mundell MP, Secretary of State for Scotland is currently in Chile where he arrived on Wednesday to reinforce the existing close links between the UK and Chile, including trade, science and innovation, defense and green growth.
The Scottish Secretary David Mundell started a four-day trade mission to South America, where he will be meeting politicians and business leaders in Uruguay and Chile. Mr. Mundell will be promoting trade links on the visit undertaken on behalf of the UK Government’s Board of Trade, and will be looking into how UK can support new post-EU trade opportunities in South America, promoting Scotland as a great exporter and the UK being open for business.
The Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell, will start an official visit to Argentina during which he will hold meetings with national authorities, private sector representatives, and members of the civil society. The purpose of his trip to South America, which started on Tuesday with a visit to Paraguay, is to promote Scottish business interests and build cultural and educational links.
With whisky boosting the UK economy by about £5 billion a year, Scottish Secretary David Mundell said ministers are keen to open up new markets around the world for the iconic drink. He spoke out ahead of a meeting on the island of Islay, in the Hebrides, which is home to several distilleries.