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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None of the existing powers of the devolved governments will be affected in any way.
Those politicians who enthusiastically embraced devolution for some nations of the UK have been strongly opposed to comparable devolved government in England, instead offering piece-meal solutions to some parts of the nation.
Mrs Foster added: "Restoring a sustainable and fully functioning devolved government will remain our goal but we will not accept a one-sided deal.
We urge the senators to pass this legislation to bring clarity to an important part of devolved government.
The devolved government, with its need to generate revenues, has embarked on development programmes aiming to boost local tourist attractions as well as those which were previously deemed suitable only for foreign tourists.
The North needs its own devolved government with the powers and resources to help regenerate our flagging economy.
The Families Against Intimidation and Terror group has written to the British and Irish Governments to ask for action during talks in Scotland next week to restore devolved Government in the province.
She was re-appointed as Shadow Secretary of State for Local and Devolved Government Affairs yesterday afternoon.
Prime Minister Tony Blair will come under increased pressure to exclude Sinn Fein from any future devolved government when he meets Democratic Unionist leader Ian Paisley next week.
Ms Spelman, shadow secretary for local and devolved government, said: "People are being conned into thinking a regional assembly will make a difference.
Mark Durkan, the SDLP's Finance Minister in the Stormont Executive, said "more fine-sounding words" from the IRA on decommissioning of arms would not be enough to safeguard the future of devolved government in the province.
Belfast--The current accepted wisdom that the peace process in Northern Ireland is progressing under the devolved government is given the lie by reports from the Finucane Human Rights Centre in Derry.