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Alex Salmond council 'ban' motion in Aberdeen set to be abandoned

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Image caption The SNP had described talk of a ban as "madness"

Moves to ban Alex Salmond and his Scottish ministerial team from Aberdeen council buildings look set to be abandoned.

A motion from the Labour-led administration had been due to be debated by councillors on Wednesday.

The SNP described the move as an "act of madness by an out-of-control administration".

The authority's deputy leader, Marie Boulton, has now said talk of a ban was a "slip of the tongue".

It is understood there will instead be a motion calling for a review of protocols about allowing people into council premises.

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