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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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RATHER than city states which will encourage divide and rule, leaving vast rural areas even more ignored; rather than assemblies for small geographical areas with no powers; we need a regional parliament for the whole north of England (NE, NW, Yorkshire & Humber) combined with the same devolved powers as Scotland.
but it's a question of how those devolved powers are dealt with.
However, they took some comfort from the results which indicated that after almost five years of devolved powers,more people now want to keep the Assembly than get rid of it.
But as someone who voted twice against devolved powers, (once too many in my opinion) I suppose it's not surprising that I'm finding it terribly difficult to respond positively to a request to assist in making legislation easier.
ECONOMIC Development Minister Andrew Davies has hit back at claims by the Institute of Welsh Affairs that Scotland is outperforming Wales economically because of its additional devolved powers.
Each nation would have devolved powers to run its own affairs, with the exception of matters of common interest (eg defence).
Your key priorties are more devolved powers, A1 dualling, protecting the NHS, a fair deal on cuts, a rates cut for businesses and the axing of the bedroom tax.
It looks likely that next Tuesday, the Welsh Assembly will have a vote on more devolved powers, which could trigger a referendum here in Wales as early as October.
It is a stance we maintain and, indeed, is enforced by the fact that further devolved powers in Scotland may soon see the duty scrapped there, leaving our regional airports at a distinct disadvantage - and the North East, too, as greater cost to travel to and from here makes doing business more difficult.
It seems even with these devolved powers Wales cannot oppose the wishes of an unelected quango, the Infrastructure Planning Commission, which has been given draconian powers to grant planning permission, cancel green belt protection, seize private land, remove footpaths and close roads in England and Wales.
THE North East should be interested in the news that Greater Manchester is to get devolved powers over their NHS budget, to enable them to integrate health and social care over the 10 combined authorities.