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Portfolio question time - 21 November 2012

MSPs questioned External Affairs Minister Humza Yousaf, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop, Transport Minister Keith Brown and Infrastructure, Investment and Cities Secretary Nicola Sturgeon during portfolio questions on 21 November 2012.

Issues that arose included the value to the Edinburgh economy of the winter festival season, what action is being taken to protect sites of historical and archaeological interest, what impact the affordable housing supply programme will have on levels of poverty and what progress has been made toward the commencement of construction of the Newhouse to Baillieston M8 upgrade.

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