As-it-happened: First Minister's Questions on Thursday, 7 March, 2013

Key points

  • Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond answers questions from opposition party leaders and backbenchers at his weekly chamber appearance.
  • All three opposition party leaders home in on the leaked independence discussion paper by John Swinney to the Scottish Cabinet.
  • Question time came after publication of the 2011-12 "Gers" figures, which set out actual levels of tax and spending

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  • Andrew Black 
  • Deirdre Kelly 
  • Stuart Nicolson 

Last updated 7 March 2013

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