Coronavirus and Scotland: Interim Report on Intergovernmental Working Contents

Contents

Summary

1 Introduction

Coronavirus and devolution

Our inquiry

Economy

Report structure

2 Coronavirus and intergovernmental working: the story so far

3 Effectiveness of intergovernmental working during COVID-19

Four-nations approach and initial intergovernmental communication

Early stage communications

Emerging variation in policy between nations

Risks around messaging

Differing messages

Joint Ministerial Committee vs. Ministerial Implementation Groups

COBRA and Ministerial Implementation Groups

Impact on future intergovernmental relations

Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland

Vacuum of leadership

Scientific cooperation

Transparency

Lack of practical expertise

Joint Biosecurity Centre

4 Final thoughts

Conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: Intergovernmental mechanisms

Formal minutes

Witnesses

Published written evidence




Published: 23 July 2020