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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Diane Bolander, director of the Iowa Legislative Service Bureau, notes that dealing with devolution issues has brought research and fiscal staff closer together.
Every Whitehall department in London has nominated a Minister to be responsible for ensuring devolution issues are taken into account when the Government decides policy.
But although Lord Falconer will answer Welsh matters in the House of Lords as a peer, he cannot be held to account by MPs in the House of Commons on devolution issues.
Before that, he spent 13 years working on local government and devolution issues for the Welsh Office and subsequently the National Assembly in Cardiff.