/Scotland Health Minister quits over iPad row
Scotland Health Minister quits over iPad row

Scotland Health Minister quits over iPad row

Scotland Health Minister quits over iPad row – ran up debt of £11,000

Scotland Health Minister quits over iPad row

Scotland’s health secretary Michael Matheson has resigned ahead of a report into an £11,000 bill that was racked up on his parliamentary iPad.

Mr Matheson said he was standing down because he did not want the row over the bill to become a distraction.

The iPad charges, initially paid out of the public purse, were incurred during a family trip to Morocco in late 2022.

When details of the bill were first made public, he said the device had only been used for parliamentary work.

But he subsequently admitted that his sons had used the iPad as a data hotspot so they could watch football.

He has since paid back the bill in full and apologised.

His resignation comes ahead of the publication of an investigation into the incident by the Scottish Parliament Corporate Body.   It is examining whether Mr Matheson made an improper expenses claim.


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