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Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 4:45 pm on 25th March 2010.

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Photo of Ross Finnie Ross Finnie Liberal Democrat 4:45 pm, 25th March 2010

The cabinet secretary said in his statement that there was

"very little that was new in the chancellor's statement", and that

"In many areas, he has simply followed the lead that we have set in Scotland."

Given that the gap in GDP is bigger and unemployment is rising faster in Scotland, is not that response rather complacent?