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Swinney: Cash to ease benefit reforms

The Scottish Government's draft budget for 2013-14 has been outlined.

Finance Secretary John Swinney referred to "investment-led recovery" that included £24m for a national sports performance centre and £8bn on infrastructure over the next two years.

Mr Swinney said despite having his overall budget cut by UK ministers there would be more cash for housing and pledged an extra £20m to limit the impact of Westminster welfare reforms.

He told BBC Newsnight Scotland's Gordon Brewer: "We have made it very clear that we would abolish the bedroom tax. It would have no place in a welfare system of an independent Scotland".

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