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Scottish independence: Electoral Commission seeks question change

30 January 2013 Last updated at 15:53 GMT

The Electoral Commission has suggested a change in the wording of the Scottish government's independence referendum question.

SNP ministers had wanted to ask voters a yes/no question: "Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?"

However, they said they supported the commission's recommendation that the question should be changed to: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

Scottish Electoral Commissioner John McCormick told BBC Scotland political editor Brian Taylor that the original proposals had undergone a "rigorous testing process".