devolution

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devolution

Politics a transfer or allocation of authority, esp from a central government to regional governments or particular interests
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Leaders may decide not to send some devolution issues to currently established committees.
If Stephen Crabb really wants to do his best for Wales and put an end to arguments about the extent of devolution, he should focus on delivering the all-party endorsed Silk Commission report instead of his own politically biased version which doesn't resolve some of the basic devolution issues.
Mr Williams said the Barnett Formula was not part of the all-party Silk Commission, which is looking at wider devolution issues.
Phil Taylor, who advises Northern Ireland Secretary Mr Hain on devolution issues across the water, is to step down from his position to concentrate on his boss' race for the number two position.