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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We have the biggest civil service among the devolved administrations and we will have to take the biggest hit.
A Welsh Government spokesman said: "We are glad the UK Government has recognised the legitimate role of the devolved administrations.
As the Secretary of State has made clear, it is our expectation that the outcome of this process will provide a significant increase in the decision-making power of each devolved administration and we are committed to positive and productive engagement with the Scottish Government.
The Scottish Government say they have done more than any other devolved administration to expand free child care, but Scottish Labour's analysis shows a decrease of 968 in providers including the loss of around 400 childminders in the last 18 months.
Scotland had its parliament restored, Northern Ireland, if the two opposing sides, the Nationalists and Republicans (mainly Catholics) and the Unionists (mainly Protestants) would stop fighting, would have their own devolved administration.
The Prime Minister was meeting First Minister and Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble and the Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams to discuss the failure to set up a devolved administration in the province.
I also remain committed to delivering a significant increase in the decisionmaking power of each devolved administration after we leave the EU.
I was delighted to hear colleagues from the devolved administration say that they recognise the importance of us all working positively together.
A task too much, as yet, to the devolved administration, trying its best for Wales.
Transport chiefs in the region will today tell the Government if the devolved administration in Scotland is allowed to decide its own aviation tax policy, it will abandon or lower current levies, attracting major airlines to its airports.
Discussions are currently taking place between Holyrood and Westminster over the role the devolved administration should have in the UK's negotiations.
I think I was probably standing up for the rights of the devolved administration.