The relationship between the UK and Scottish Governments Contents



1 Introduction

Our inquiry

2 Trust and political relations

History of the relationship

Principles for the future relationship

3 Joint Ministerial Committee

Parity of esteem and the JMC

Transparency and accountability

JMC Dispute Resolution

Embedding reforms to the JMC

An independent secretariat

A statutory JMC

4 Common Frameworks

5 Devolution understanding and relations in Whitehall

Informal relationships and institutional memory

Early engagement and consideration of devolution implications

Whitehall training and guidance

Civil service training

Secondment and interchange opportunities

Devolution guidance notes

6 The Scotland Office

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 7 June 2019