Michael Matheson said the Scottish Parliament has had access to "all the data" from his I-pad as he continues to face questions over his £11k roaming charges bill.

The Health Secretary racked up the huge bill while on holiday last Christmas and has agreed to pay back the amount in full after initially claiming it on expenses.

The Conservatives have said the device should be handed over to the parliament to check the use was for parliamentary purposes, as he has stated.

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Matheson today said there was no personal use and it has already been checked.

He said: "It had an old sim card and a very high charging rate. I accepted that sim card should’ve been changed and that is why I’ve taken responsibility for that and that I would reimburse the parliament for the cost of that putting the issue beyond any question.

Asked if there was any personal use he said: “No, as I made very clear on Friday, and the Parliament investigated this issue back in January when one of the senior IT officials looked into it and came to a view on this matter and that’s why an agreement was reached at that particular point.

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“Notwithstanding that though,  I want to put the question beyond any doubt whatsoever and that’s why  I took the personal decision as I said in my statement on Friday that I’ll reimburse the parliament for the full cost of that so there’s no questions about what it was used for.

“They (parliament) had access, they had all the data from it when they looked at it back in January.

“I’ve accepted the error that I have made and that’s why I've decided to reimburse the parliament the full amount.”

A spokesperson for the Scottish Parlaiment said: “We can confirm a senior IT official examined Mr Matheson’s iPad in person at Holyrood to ensure it was functioning properly, which was duly established.

“The official reviewed the ipad’s mobile data settings and data use, but the device does not provide a breakdown of data over a specific timeframe.

“The official observed a cumulative total, which accrues over the lifetime of the device.”