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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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Mr Mason outlined the best case scenario for the North East, and other regional airports, would be a Government decision to introduce APD rates which vary according to congestion and to pass no taxation powers to devolved administrations.
The meeting with the devolved administrations was very constructive and I'm pleased with the very positive level of engagement shown by everyone.
We have the biggest civil service among the devolved administrations and we will have to take the biggest hit.
It should be modernised and replaced with a needs-based funding formula for distributing funds to devolved administrations.
It now appears the policy never extended to devolved administrations, including the National Assembly, in Cardiff.
The letter said: "The three devolved administrations share the view the UK Government's ongoing austerity plans, reflected in both the in-year spending reductions announced on June 4 and in the Summer Budget, continue to reduce public spending in the UK too fast and too far, and present unnecessary risks to our public services.
Membership of this body should be "drawn not only from the Westminster/Whitehall nexus but from the devolved administrations, and from other countries with wellestablished federal financial systems such as the United States, Canada or Germany".
Chief Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander yesterday announced a new system for all the devolved administrations, following a proposal from Northern Ireland.
Committee chairman Lord Norton of Louth said that while the Welsh and Scottish secretaries retained some important functions, they did not answer for the devolved administrations at Westminster.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: "The unanimous view of the devolved administrations, despite their very different political leaderships, should give the Government pause for thought.
It was the first time that Mr Cameron had held a joint meeting with ministers from the three devolved administrations.
South Wales West AM Peter Black said UK Education Secretary Estelle Morris' claim that the pounds 1,050-a year levy would remain opened the door for devolved administrations to ``show England how it is done''.