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19/02/14 16:58

Media Briefing - Wednesday 19 February 2014

The Scottish Government spokeswoman (SGS) welcomed journalists to the briefing.

First Minister attended the SCVO gathering this morning where he announced £4 million to deliver up to 1200 job opportunities for young people across Scotland.

The Labour Market Statistics out this morning have shown another rise in employment, the largest annual rise since 2007.

A release has issued on Fit in 14, part of the Commonwealth Games Legacy, and part of Scotland’s first ever national Physical Activity Implementation Plan launched by Shona Robision.

First Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Finance Secretary John Swinney have all given evidence at the Economy Energy and Tourism committee this morning on the economic future of Scotland

Stage Three of the Children and Young People Bill is taking place this afternoon and is expected to run beyond the normal sitting time.

When asked, the SG spokeswoman confirmed a news release would issue after the vote on the Children and Young People bill, and said she was not aware of any planned amendments.