As-it-happened: First Minister's Questions on Thursday, 13th June

Key points

  • Scotland's first minister, Alex Salmond, answered questions from opposition party leaders and backbenchers.
  • In the hot seat for Labour was Johann Lamont and Scottish Tory questions came from party leader Ruth Davidson.
  • This week the Scottish government announced its vision for welfare in an independent Scotland.

Live text

Reporting:

  • Andrew Black 
  • Deirdre Kelly 

Last updated 13 June 2013

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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of first minister's questions.

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Right now, ministers are answering questions from MSPs, ahead of the main event, which kicks off at noon.

STANDARD Analysis

Brian Taylor, Political editor, Scotland

"An exceptionally difficult morning for the SNP at Holyrood - or, more precisely, for those supporters of the governing party on parliament's justice committee..... Read more from my blog."

TWEET

@microcuts_22 How about some decorum and respect at this week's #fmqs. Any chance?

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Here we go! First Minister Alex Salmond (FM) says it has been a "good news week" for the Scottish economy.