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Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon backs question change call

30 January 2013 Last updated at 16:08 GMT

The Scottish government has agreed to change the wording of its independence referendum question following recommendations by the Electoral Commission.

SNP ministers had wanted to ask voters the yes/no question: "Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?"

But the commission recommended that the wording should be altered to: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"

Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told BBC Scotland political editor Brian Taylor that she accepted all the commission's recommendations, which also covered campaign finance.