As-it-happened: First Minister's Questions, Thursday, 17 January, 2013

Key points

  • First Minister Alex Salmond answered questions from opposition leaders and backbench MSPs during his weekly Holyrood Q&A.
  • NHS waiting times, the funding of big build projects and the new police force were topics tackled by the first minister.
  • During FMQs this week, Mr Salmond announced that a number of Scots were involved in the Algerian hostage crisis.

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Reporting:

  • Sandy Murray 
  • Deirdre Kelly 
  • Stuart Nicolson 

Last updated 17 January 2013

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