Milton Keynes MP who is a Minister for Scotland poses outside newly-completed government hub in Edinburgh

Iain Stewart, the city MP who has been appointed junior minister in the Scotland Office, has welcomed a new seven-storey government hub in Edinburgh.
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Mr Stewart was pictured yesterday visiting the building, which has 190,000 square feet of office space and includes a UK Cabinet meeting room.

He is pictured with Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack MP, and Scotland Office Minister David Duguid.

Their visit was to mark the completion of the building, which is named Queen Elizabeth House. It will be occupied as soon as Covid-19 protection measures allow.

Iain Stewart (left) with Alister Jack and David Duguid outside the new officesIain Stewart (left) with Alister Jack and David Duguid outside the new offices
Iain Stewart (left) with Alister Jack and David Duguid outside the new offices

Thousands of UK civil servants will work from this central hub and it will mean a bigger, better and more co- ordinated service for the people and businesses of Scotland, says the government.

Mr Stewart, who was born in Scotland, was appointed junior minister for Scotland in June. He replaced Douglas Ross, the Moray MP who resigned in protest over the Dominic Cummings row.

He will report to Scottish Secretary Alistair Jack