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Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2020 : 05 February 2020 View PDF version
The Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work (Derek Mackay)

Since the second quarter of 2007, Scotland’s GDP has grown by a total of 10.3 per cent, while GDP for the United Kingdom as a whole has increased by 15.2 per cent...

Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2020 : 05 February 2020 View PDF version
Derek Mackay

When it comes to listening to the business community, the Tories have absolutely ignored it in relation to Brexit, which is about to destroy the economic credenti...

Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2020 : 05 February 2020 View PDF version
The Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work (Derek Mackay)

I am sure that this answer will tone things down, Presiding Officer.

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Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2020 : 05 February 2020 View PDF version
Derek Mackay

I will always expect the civil service to act in the professional and impartial fashion in which it acts. I dare say that our work will be of much greater value t...

Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2020 : 05 February 2020 View PDF version
Derek Mackay

I simply make the point that we want to have an informed debate on the future of our country. I have never challenged the impartiality of our statisticians. What ...

Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2020 : 05 February 2020 View PDF version
Derek Mackay

I agree that the spending of £5 million in that way would indeed be a waste of taxpayers’ money. We have been working on a fully informed, rational debate about t...

Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2020 : 05 February 2020 View PDF version
The Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work (Derek Mackay)

That is not true.

Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2020 : 05 February 2020 View PDF version
Derek Mackay

Does Murdo Fraser not understand—or, indeed, know—that the tax forecasts are made by the Scottish Fiscal Commission and not by the Scottish Government?

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Meeting of the Parliament 05 February 2020 : 05 February 2020 View PDF version
The Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work (Derek Mackay)

For the purposes of rule 9.11 of the standing orders, I advise the Parliament that Her Majesty, having been informed of the purport of the

Meeting of the Parliament 04 February 2020 : 04 February 2020 View PDF version
The Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work (Derek Mackay)

Nominal gross domestic product is an estimate of the total cash value of all goods and services that are produced in the economy. The downward revision to the total for Scotland relates prim...

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