"FSB Scotland Index of Success 2007"

Part of First Minister's Question Time – in the Scottish Parliament at 11:59 am on 14 June 2007.

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Photo of Alex Salmond Alex Salmond Parliamentary Leader (Westminster), First Minister of Scotland, Leader, Scottish National Party 11:59, 14 June 2007

The results are disappointing. They reflect what some of us have been saying for some time: on a range of indicators, Scotland has been underperforming.

The index is particularly valuable in comparing Scotland with countries such as Norway, Iceland and Ireland, whose success on that index and across a range of economic and social indicators is an example of what we should aspire to in Scotland.