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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 Margo MacDonald Margo MacDonald Independent 4:45 pm, 25th March 2010

The cabinet secretary has said that the performance of the Scottish economy mirrors that of the United Kingdom economy. I confess that I found what he said slightly difficult because of the difference in the sizes of our relative public sectors. What modelling and preparation has the cabinet secretary done for the rising unemployment that is likely in Scotland as a result of what will happen after the financial markets decide what they will peg our interest rates at?