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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The North needs its own devolved government with the powers and resources to help regenerate our flagging economy.
Devolved governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have no such dual loyalties, their sole function being to put their own countries and inhabitants first with annual "devolution settlements".
This collection examines the United Kingdom in the wake of the Blairite creation of devolved government in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Ms Spelman, shadow secretary for local and devolved government, said: "People are being conned into thinking a regional assembly will make a difference.
However, Ulster Unionists were outraged during their brief taste of devolved Government when Sinn Fein Ministers banned the flying of the Union flag over their departmental buildings.
Sinn Fein's decision to publicly support the police has boosted Prime Minister Tony Blair and Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern's hopes of securing devolved government by March 26.
Eluned Parrott, Welsh Liberal Democrat economy spokeswoman, said: "Having a devolved government offers huge potential to be creative in supporting our local high streets, yet Labour has failed miserably with shop vacancy rates in Wales consistently above the UK average.
THE leader of Northern Ireland's devolved government Peter Robinson has threatened to quit unless a judicial inquiry is ordered into the collapse of the Hyde Park bomb trial.
If the devolved government in Scotland is managing to lower their unemployment, it shows that the problem lies with our politicians and the Welsh Government in Cardiff Bay solely.
But Caroline Spelman, shadow secretary of state for local and devolved government affairs, claimed that single pensioners had seen about 40% of this rise clawed back through higher council tax payments.
The message came as Ulster Unionist Party leader David Trimble said disbandment was needed to get devolved government restored in Northern Ireland.
Members of the Province's Assembly were preparing to vote on First Minister David Trimble's proposals for devolved government in the shadow of a new row over decommissioning of terrorist weapons.