Asked about central banking after independence, Mr Carmichael reiterates that the Bank of England would not act as lender of last resort.
Mr Mundell says the coalition government wont take any lectures from Labour on energy prices, which he says rose sharply when they were in power.
Labour’s Shadow Scottish Secretary Margaret Curran asks why many of the “big six” energy companies have not passed on promised cost cuts to consumers.
Labour’s John Robertson says energy costs must increase after independence, because of closure of coal power stations and opposition to nuclear power. Mr Mundell says “yes, they will go up”.
Scottish affairs committee chairman Ian Davidson, Labour, says there is no reason why the Scottish Government shouldn’t refund those hit by Bedroom Tax last year.
Mr Mundell confirms the Conservatives will unveil their proposals for further devolution at the end of this month
Scotland Office Minister David Mundell says he is meeting Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon tomorrow and will pass on the comments.
Labour MP Katy Clark asks about new powers in Scotland to cancel out the “bedroom tax”, and if UK ministers will ensure extra money gets to the tenants who need it.
Mr Carmichael says the SNP “want to have their cake and eat it”, with relaxed immigration but no border controls with England.
SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson asks why the NO campaign is described by its own supporters and “nasty” and that the prime minister is “toxic”?
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael says what matters to business is there bottom line and if they thought independence would be good for them then they would be lining up to support it.
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An emergency weight restriction has been placed on a bridge near Kingussie following inspection. Highland Council said the B970 Ruthven Bridge will be restricted to vehicles under three tonnes.
A senior UK Government minister has vowed to keep campaigning against plans to instal average speed cameras on the A9.
MPs have been urged to re-think Westminster’s drive for a “cheap society” and use the debate over Scotland’s future for a fundamental review of the welfare system.
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