The Future of Scotland

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 9:59 am on 29th March 2007.

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Photo of Alex Neil Alex Neil Scottish National Party 9:59 am, 29th March 2007

I will deal with that bit of scaremongering. As the member knows, the policy of the UK Government is, and the policy of an independent Scotland and a London Government would be, to have a single market in shipbuilding. That is Gordon Jackson's Government's policy—if he does not know that, it is his problem. I tell Gordon Jackson that under an SNP Government our shipbuilders would be able to compete more effectively because they would pay corporation tax at a much lower rate than at present.