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Minister and the team of Scottish Ministers form the Scottish
Statutory powers and duties of the current Scottish Ministers at Westminster has been transferred to the Scottish Executive.
MSPs may legally also simultaneously act as a MP of UK or European Parliaments.
The Westminster Parliament remains sovereign. A Secretary of State for Scotland continues to sit at Westminster. They will work with the Scottish Parliament and represent the interests of Scotland in the UK Parliament. The number of MPs (currently 72) will be reviewed in due course.
Scottish Parliament is financed by the same Block Grant as the present
Scottish Office with the freedom to determine its "priorities and
balance" within the areas outlined above. This Block Grant is
determined by the "Barrett Formula" and gives Scotland 10.8%
of UK expenditure in certain areas of Public Spending. The
Scottish Parliament will have limited powers to lower or raise personal
income tax by 3p in the pound.
The Scottish Parliament has control over: