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First Minister's question time 19 November

Scottish Labour leader Iain Gray focused on the economy during First Minister's questions, claiming the Scottish government's Scottish Futures Trust had lost 25,000 construction jobs.

First Minister Alex Salmond defended the government's actions during the session on 19 November 2009, saying Scotland had suffered a slightly smaller fall in GDP than the rest of the UK and that the economy north of the border was proving more resilient than England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Annabel Goldie, the Scottish Conservative leader, asked the first minister what the level of child malnutrition was in the country.

Tavish Scott, for the Scottish Liberal Democrats called for a cut in the salaries of quango executives.

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