Nicola Sturgeon makes first Holyrood speech since arrest
Nicola Sturgeon has backed her successor's plan to tackle child poverty as she made her first Holyrood speech since being arrested.
The ex-SNP leader was also mistakenly referred to as "first minister" by the deputy presiding officer in the chamber, sparking laughter from MSPs.
She welcomed the plans for expanded childcare provisions announced by Humza Yousaf the previous day
Ms Sturgeon was arrested in June amid an investigation into SNP finances.
She was released without charge and has denied any wrongdoing.
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Ms Sturgeon said she "enthusiastically" supported the programme for government announced by Mr Yousaf.
She welcomed plans to pilot extended childcare for one and two year olds.
"The pilot that was announced [by Mr Yousaf] was a sensible approach and I hope very much that it will lead as soon as possible to mainstreamed provision," Ms Sturgeon told MSPs.
The former SNP leader, who stepped down in February, also backed measures to help Scotland meet its emissions targets and build renewables capacity.