The Labour Lib Dem Deal

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n An independent parliamentary inquiry into student finance. Lib Dems free to seek abolition of tuition fees at inquiry.

n Two Liberal Democrats in Cabinet - Jim Wallace, Deputy First Minister. At least one Lib Dem junior minister.

n Extra pounds 80m on Scottish education including 500 more teachers, more school books and equipment, plus pounds 29m for poorer students.

n Progress on electoral reform for council elections after McIntosh Commission reports on PR.

n Minister for Rural Affairs in Cabinet.

n Skye Bridge tolls frozen. Possibly more discounts for locals.

n Privately financed hospitals and schools to revert to public ownership once private contract is complete.