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Summary

  1. The Culture Committee takes evidence from BBC director-general Tony Hall following his announcement of a new TV channel for BBC Scotland
  2. The Edinburgh Cancer Centre, Islamphobia and the Scottish Growth Scheme are all raised during general questions
  3. Nicola Sturgeon is quizzed by opposition MSPs during first minister's questions
  4. Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald leads this afternoon's member's debate on co-investment in the UK oil and gas sector
  5. MSPs pass the Budget (Scotland) Bill, with 68 MSPs backing it and with 57 against

Live Reporting

By Craig Hutchison and Colin Bell

All times stated are UK

And that concludes our coverage of a historic day at Holyrood

Derek Mackay
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Finance Secretary Derek Mackay sees his first budget passed

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay sees his first budget passed.

That's all from Holyrood Live, have a lovely weekend.

Former finance secretary congratulates current finance secretary

BreakingThe Budget (Scotland) Bill is passed

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The Budget (Scotland) Bill is passed, with 68 MSPs voting for it and 57 against.

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The Scottish Conservative amendment is rejected

The Scottish Conservative amendment is rejected with 31 MSPs voting for it and 94 against.

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Decision time...

We now move to decision time. 

A flurry of points of orders

A number of points of order are raised in quick succession on the report into a new strategic board covering Scotland's enterprise agencies, an accusation from Tory MSP Douglas Ross  that SNP MSP Gail Ross called Tory MSP Edward Mountain a liar during the debate and one from SNP MSP George Adam noting that he did fill in the RAH consultation but it wasn't published due to "administrative oversight".

Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh
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Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh

Presiding Officer Ken Macintosh says he expects the government to make all members aware of the publication of a report at the same time.

On the accusation against Gail Ross, the presiding officer says the remarks were not heard by the clerks or deputy presiding officer, but he reminds all MSPs to talk to one another with dignity and respect in the chamber. 

'This is a budget of which I am proud'

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Finance Secretary Derek Mackay concludes saying this is a budget that is good for Scotland, investing a further £900m in public services.

Mr Mackay say: "This is a budget of which I am proud and I urge every member to support it this evening."

'The Conservatives are talking Scotland down'

Mr Mackay says "the Conservatives are talking Scotland down".

The finance secretary says the budget will encourage people to live, work and invest in Scotland. 

He says the Scottish Growth Scheme has been approved by the treasury.

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Mr Mackay asks exactly what the Conservatives oppose about the extra funding for public services.

"We can hear the noise that comes from the Tories but they don't make a lot of difference when it comes to decisions for this country," he says. 

The finance secretary says the Tories "strongly oppose" the "good ideas coming from this government". 

Finance secretary says the SNP will not deliver tax cuts for the richest

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Mr Mackay says he thinks  all members of the opposition are willing the budget through this evening.

Scottish Lib Dem leader Willie Rennie asks why the SNP are not using the new tax powers.

Mr Mackay says he is using them.

The finance secretary says the request from the Conservatives was a tax cut for the biggest businesses and a tax cut for the top 10% of earners in the country.

He says the SNP will not deliver tax cuts for the richest, like the Tories.

Finance secretary says he tried to build consensus

The finance secretary says he listened closely to what the Labour party wanted and they were very specific requests. 

He says trying to listen and build consensus was "the right thing to do". 

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Mr Mackay says the government have acted on rail and attainment funds and Scottish Labour will still reject it.

Scottish Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale intervenes to say her party wanted to see the government use their tax rates.

Mr Mackay says the Council of Economic Advisors are reviewing this. 

Finance secretary begins his closing speech before the budget vote

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay
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Finance Secretary Derek Mackay

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay says he embarked on a process of negotiations to find consensus on the budget.

Mr Mackay accepts he has not found consensus from every part of the chamber and he says he is not a miracle worker.

He says Douglas Ross spent a large part of his closing speech on personal abuse and insults.

The finance secretary says Mr Ross does a disservice to his party and the country.

'Scots can see past the smoke and mirrors of the SNP'

Mr Ross says the SNP members went into "tweet overdrive" after the stage 1 debate but that none of the tweets mentioned the Scottish Lib Dems.

The Tory MSP questions if this is because the SNP will need the Scottish Lib Dems for future deals.

Douglas Ross
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Mr Ross says the closure of this debate ends an opportunity to grow the economy.

"The SNP and Scottish Greens have made Scotland the highest taxed part of the UK," he says.

"Scots can see past the smoke and mirrors of the SNP," he says.

Issue of bowling alley business rates raised by Tory MSP

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Competitive bowls?

Mr Ross raises the issue of business rates for a bowling alley, which is a restaurant and a bar, and he asks if it will get the 12.5% cap.

Mr Mackay says that is an inappropriate question in Stage 3 proceedings and asks why the Tories are about to vote against the business rates relief package.

Mr Ross carrys on and then says: "Mr Swinney!".

The deputy presiding officer stops proceedings briefly to let everyone calm down.

The Scottish Greens 'lack courage' says Tory MSP

Mr Ross says The Scottish Greens "lack courage and give in too easily."

The Tory MSP says Deek Mackay and the Scottish government "must have laughed" when they realised the Scottish Greens would do a deal.

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Scottish Greens Co-convener Patrick Harvie intervenes to ask if Mr Ross does not accept that the taxpayers being asked to pay more are the country's highest earners.

Mr Ross says he does not accept the point and the tax rises will affect hard working families.

Tory MSP says Derek Mackay 'is the cabinet secretary for u-turns'

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Tory MSP Douglas Ross

Tory MSP Douglas Ross says Derek Mackay is the cabinet secretary for u-turns.

Mr Ross says he could have named Mr Mackay as the cabinet secretary for money trees or money down the sofa.

He says the budget taxes hard working families more, does not deliver for business and cuts funds to local government.

The Tory MSP says the only way this budget will be passed is by "an alliance of the two parties who want Scottish separation".

'Labour will not support grubby backroom deals'

Ms Baillie says cuts include closing the children's ward at the RAH and, she says, the member for Paisley, SNP MSP George Adam, failed to mention this in his contribution.

The Labour MSP says to the Scottish Greens that she thinks they have got very little out of this deal.

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She says we raise a substantial amount of our own income and therefore the amount of tax people pay really matters.

Ms Baillie says economic inactivity is rising and the government have cut the Scottish enterprise budget.

"Labour will not support grubby backroom deals," she says. 

'No amount of double counting can hide the cuts'

Jackie Baillie says Labour's approach has always been to use the new tax powers available to the Parliament

"It takes political will and the SNP don't have that," she says.

The first minister used to believe in anti-austerity, says Ms Baillie, "that was when she had less powers" and it is a shame she no longer feels the same, she says. 

The Labour MSP says "no amount of double counting can hide the cuts,". 

SNP MSP says the budget rejects Tory austerity

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SNP MSP George Adam and Labour MSP Anas Sarwar

SNP MSP George Adam says the budget rejects Tory austerity but provides an extra £900m for public services.

Mr Sarwar calls for an intervention.

Mr Adam says: "I will take the member's comedy turn now."

The Labour MSP asks if Mr Adam will demand the health secretary calls in the proposal and rejects the the plan to close the RAH children's ward.

Mr Adam says: "Don't come to me, Mr Sarwar, with your playing politics with hospitals."

Tory MSP hoping for a later change of heart from the finance secretary

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Tory MSP Oliver Mundell

Tory MSP Oliver Mundell says he is hopeful that "even at the 11th hour" Finance Secretary Derek Mackay may change his approach.

Mr Mundell says "since this finance secretary likes finding more money so much" there might be a sudden change of heart from Mr Mackay.

"He is masquerading as some kind of modern day Robin Hood," he says. 

'You can't cut taxes and increase spending at the same time'

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SNP MSP Joan McAlpine

SNP MSP Joan McAlpine says the Tories have made uncosted spending demands while calling for tax cuts.

Ms McAlpine says: "You can't cut taxes and increase spending at the same time."

The SNP MSP says Murdo Fraser's sums don't add up.

'This budget is a historic waste of time'

Labour MSP Anas Sarwar
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Labour MSP Anas Sarwar

Labour MSP Anas Sarwar says in reality "this budget is a historic waste of time".

Mr Sarwar says the Scottish government constantly asks for more powers and, when it gets those powers, it does nothing with them. 

He says First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the Scottish government are "Tory unionist on tax policy". 

Clash over what voting against the budget actually mean?

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Neil Findlay and Tom Arthur

SNP MSP Tom Arthur says this is a fair and balanced budget at a time of Brexit driven uncertainty.

Mr Arthur says there will be increased resources for public service in totality. 

Labour MSP Neil Findlay asks if everytime the SNP have voted against a budget in the past they were voting against everything and says "lets get beyond this childish stuff".

Mr Arthur hits back saying Labour call for increased investment in education and then vote against it.

Mr Findlay says that does not answer the question.

Mr Arthur says: "It does answer the question."

'This is a budget created in Scotland for Scotland'

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SNP MSP Gil Paterson

SNP MSP Gil Paterson says "this is a budget created in Scotland for Scotland."

Mr Paterson says the budget will ensure economic growth and the protection of our public services.

The SNP MSP says thankfully there are many high earners in Scotland who will contribute their share, "I say thank you to them," he says. 

Unfortunately for Poland Storm Doris is on the way

Happy Fat Thursday

Sofa so good - but not on enterprise according to Tory MSP

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Finance Secretary Derek Mackay and Tory MSP Dean Lockhart

Tory MSP Dean Lockhart says this budget is most definitely not a budget for the economy and jobs.

Mr Lockhart says slashing the enterprise budget is the wrong thing to do and he says it is being cut by £50m

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay asks where else would Dean Lockhart taken the funding from.

He says: "I could be flippant and mention Mr Mackay's sofa."

He says grow the economy and don't increase tax.

Summary of FMQs from earlier...

'This is what getting on with the day job looks like'

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SNP MSP Ash Denham

SNP MSP Ash Denham says the government has been productive throughout this budget process. 

Ms Denham says she "never wants to learn the realities of a Tory government in Scotland".

The SNP MSP says businesses will be watching the Tories voting against business rate relief today and they will be "caught out on their empty rhetoric." 

She says, working constructively with the Greens, the government has delivered more money to local authorities.

"This is what getting on with the day job looks like," she says. 

'This budget should and could have been different'

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Labour MSP Iain Gray

Labour MSP Iain Gray says: "This budget should and could have been different."

Mr Gray says that is due to the new income tax powers that could have been used to transform help for the vulnerable and stop 10 years of squeezing education budgets.

The Labour MSP says rates relief only appeared this week as the finance secretary performed a "handbrake turn" for hikes in business tax. 

He says there has been no attempt at all to use the new welfare powers to help the most vulnerable in society.

He says he believes the people of Scotland wanted the government to use the tax powers to stop cuts and "invest in our future".

'I am so pleased that this budget will deliver for the Highlands'

SNP MSP Kate Forbes
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SNP MSP Kate Forbes

SNP MSP Kate Forbes says this is the first budget to raise revenue with limited tax powers in over 300 years.

Ms Forbes says it means Scotland "does not have to walk in the Tory way" cutting taxes for the rich.

She says: "I am so pleased that this budget will deliver for the Highlands."

Tory MSP Douglas Ross intervenes saying the independent leader of Highlands and Islands Council said it was not a good budget for the Highlands and told the SNP to stop using "smoke and mirrors".

Ms Forbes retorts that she is seeing smoke and mirrors from the Tories.

SNP 'have the audacity to say their tax proposals are progressive'

Tory MSP Maurice Golden says the finance secretary has a plethora of options available and he also has more cash.

Mr Golden says Patrick Harvie "and the rest of the sell-out six" must wonder why they did not ask for more and their partnership with the SNP will see Scotland as the highest taxed part of the UK.

Patrick Harvie and Maurice Golden
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Mr Golden says the SNP "have the audacity to say their tax proposals are progressive."

Scottish Greens Co-convener Patrick Harvie intervenes to ask why the Tories are only interested in the people who are best off.

Mr Golden says the Tories are interested in everyone in Scotland. 

'Now behave'

Deputy Presiding Officer Christine Grahame
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Deputy Presiding Officer Christine Grahame

Deputy Presiding Officer Christine Grahame puts some of the MSPs on to the metaphorical naughty step.

Ms Grahame says: "Now behave, I want to hear this as well."

Finance Committee convener says today is another historic day for Holyrood

Finance Committee convener Bruce Crawford
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Finance Committee convener Bruce Crawford

Finance Committee convener Bruce Crawford says today is another historic day, when the budget contains £11bn of commitments supported by money raised by income tax.

The SNP MSP says UK Treasury minister must appear before the committee and calls on them to "show some respect to this parliament that belongs to the Scottish people."

Mr Crawford says Derek Mackay found agreement for his budget by securing £160m for local government.