Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 24th February 2016.

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Photo of Angus Robertson Angus Robertson Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader 11:30 am, 24th February 2016

May I begin by associating the Scottish National party with the comments made by the Prime Minister and the leader of the Labour party about the tragedy in Didcot? Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected.

Will the Prime Minister congratulate the Scottish Government and his own colleagues who secured a deal on financial arrangements for the next phase of Scottish devolution? The Treasury position initially endangered £7 billion of public funding in Scotland. At the beginning of this week, that was reduced to £3 billion and yesterday morning it was £2.5 billion. What changed the mind of the Treasury and helped it agree to a deal that will make Scotland no worse off?