Fife businesses will have a chance to hear and question Scotland Office minister Lord Ian Duncan on Brexit and other prominent business issues at an evening event in Fife on October 25, days after a crucial EU summit.
In the ‘Meet the Minister’ event, organised by Fife Chamber of Commerce and St Andrews Business Club, Lord Ian Duncan, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Scotland, will talk about his role – which involves engaging with Scottish stakeholders on a wide range of matters relating to the UK Parliament on a total of 22 Cabinet committees and sub-committees – and reflect on current issues.
Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions about the UK Government’s role in Scotland, its priorities and policies at the event, to be held at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, six days after a potentially pivotal discussion on Brexit by EU leaders at a summit in Brussels.
Lord Duncan was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Wales between June and October 2017 and was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in October 2017. The Queen conferred a life peerage on him in 2017.
A St Andrews Geology graduate, Lord Duncan’s professional background is as a public affairs and media relations professional working for organisations as diverse as BP, the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, the Scottish Refugee Council and the Scottish Parliament. He was elected to the European Parliament in 2014.
Anyone wanting to attend the event can book their place on Eventbrite. There are links on the Fife Chamber and St Andrews Business Club websites.
Alan Mitchell, Chief Executive of Fife Chamber of Commerce, said: “Fife Chamber is really pleased to have this opportunity to work with St Andrews Business Club to give our members and other local businesses an opportunity to discuss critically important issues with a senior member of the UK Government.”
Alan S. Morrison, President of St Andrews Business Club, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Fife Chamber of Commerce on this event, which will enable all members of the business community in North-East Fife and beyond to hear about the latest plans for issues which affect them as well as ask questions of a UK Government minister about them.”