"It's a complete false economy and puts more pressure on everyone and leaves temporary workers with worse pay and conditions and no job security," .
"zombie department with next to no responsibilities".
"With more powers transferring to the Scottish government, as (Scottish Secretary) David Mundell so enjoys telling us, it would be interesting to hear his explanation for why his department requires such an enormous increase in its budget.
"We know that the budget for Mundell's army of spin doctors and publicity campaigns to promote the benefits of the union to the people of Scotland has more than doubled.
"Perhaps he needs the extra help in trying to devise a believable reason for why he has U-turned on the single market and why he believes the people of Scotland should suffer Brexit despite not voting for it."
"This year the Scotland Office has ensured the successful passage of the Scotland Act, making the Scottish Parliament one of the most powerful devolved governments in the world.As far as Wales is concerned we are largely voiceless,
"It is right we are resourced for the challenges in 2017 as we continue to deliver the remaining powers as well as making sure we get the best deal for Scotland and the whole of the UK as we leave the EU."
But who would you trust to speak for Scotland over Brexit.
Nicola Sturgeon or Theresa May's stooges.
It has long been questioned what we need the Scottish and Welsh Office for?
Can it be that the Tories and Labour in particular look at these two institutions as an form of government in exile as the Tories especially have never been in control of either legislature since devolved powers began.
The Tories have one MP in Scotland and although they have had a bit of revival in Scotland as they claim the Unionist role, the existence of the Scottish Office is a reminder of whose in charge.
As far as Northern Ireland is concerned the Northern Ireland Office largely exists to remind the Northern Ireland Assembly that the Westminster Government could suspend it (if not abolish it) if it is sen to be failing.
Ia m not suggesting that this is a good thing but it has ben done before.
In the age of devolution do we need such Offices which are clearly the voice of the Westminster government in Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland rather than representing our interest.
The fact that the Tories often fail to have enough MPs from the devolved Nations to fill the places in the legislatures speaks volumes.
Do we really want these "Zombie departments" whose role seem to ignore the wishes of the electorate and push forward the agenda of of a Westminster Parliament that has been rejected in election after election in these Nations?