Posted on 21 August 2018
David Lidington, Chancellor for the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, has been out and about speaking to people in Scotland about the UK Government’s plans for exiting the European Union.
Mr Lidington heard from industry figures and business as part of the ongoing work of the UK Government to ensure that the views of people in the devolved nations are heard throughout the process of exiting the EU.
Mr Lidington commented:
“I was in Aberdeen to underline our commitment to a positive future for Scotland and the UK. This commitment extends to every industry, from Oil and Gas, to Manufacturing and Food and Drink.
Only by continuing to collaborate between governments and the people our policies directly impact can we build the brighter future that Scotland and the UK deserve.”
The day continued with a round table discussion with the Scottish Fishermen Federation which focused on the UK Government’s plans for the future relationship with the European Union and other coastal nations around fisheries.
Mr Lidington’s also visited Edinburgh for a chance to view the ‘Their Work Is Not Forgotten’ Exhibit at the Museum of Edinburgh, which celebrates the centenary year of the first women receiving the right to vote. He also attended the Edinburgh International Book Festival, one of Edinburgh’s many world-famous festivals.