Brandon Lewis told MPs the law-breaking would be done in 'a very specific and limited way'.
The Scottish Conservatives leader is also confident that the PM is 'determined' to secure a deal on Brexit.
The FM said governments should not be 'complacent' about the threat of nations meddling in their affairs.
The economy grew by 1.5% in May but it is still down by nearly a quarter compared to February.
The Scottish Government says the decision is taken with a 'heavy heart' and is necessary because of Brexit.
Boris Johnson has been adamant he will not allow the discussions to drag on into the autumn.
Scottish Government’s constitution secretary expresses concerns in letter to Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove.
Pete Wishart said the SNP could consider 'withdrawing from the apparatus of the UK state'.
Nicola Sturgeon says exiting the Brexit transition period at the end of the year would be "extraordinarily reckless".
Think tank warns trade agreement would be scuppered without an agreement on fisheries.
Constitutional relations secretary Michael Russell warned of a 'catastrophic' recession due to Covid-19.
Scottish Government paper shows 'there could be major costs to Scotland's economy for years to come'.
Scotland’s constitution secretary will tell UK Government ministers that transition period must be prolonged.
The UK Government said the new regime will see duties axed on around £62bn worth of imports.
Ex-Holyrood justice secretary claims 'incompetence' of UK Government response to pandemic will further nationalists' cause.
Ian Blackford urged opposition parties to back an extension beyond the scheduled end date of December 31.
Chief executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce says Europe and US are key markets for Scottish producers.
The economy cannot afford the 'double hit' of Covid-19's impact and a no-deal Brexit, Michael Russell warned.
Shadow Scottish secretary Ian Murray said 'this is not a time for constitutional politics'.
Jackson Carlaw said it's up to Boris Johnson to assess when or if an extension should be requested.