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Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont recognises colleagues tax plan concerns

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont said she recognised the concerns expressed by Westminster colleagues on the tax plans outlined in a document by a party commission she set up.

The body, made up of Scottish members as well as MPs, MEPs and union officials, said there was a "strong case for devolving income tax in full" to the Scottish Parliament.

However, it added that nothing should be done that threatened Scottish public service funding.

In an interview with BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme, Ms Lamont said: "People across the party in Scotland see these proposals as radical and they may be concerned about them.

"What I have said is let's have a debate - we all want devolution to work we all want accountability within the Scottish Parliament and we all want to make sure that that parliament uses that power to protect people."