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Free Personal Care

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 12:00 pm on 25th October 2007.

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Photo of Alex Salmond Alex Salmond First Minister of Scotland, Leader, Scottish National Party 12:00 pm, 25th October 2007

We did not join the case for—I presume—the same reasons that the previous Administration decided not to become a party to it in February and March.

We intend to discharge our obligation and duty on free personal care by uprating benefits and, in particular, by looking to Lord Sutherland to give us guidance that I hope every member will support so that we ensure that the Parliament lives up to its promise to older people in Scotland to deliver genuine free personal care.