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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In a Twitter thread, he said: "A lot of people have been asking me about buses in light of the announcement from Greater Manchester on Monday to see if we are using the same devolved powers. The simple answer is yes.
The parliament has been clear that it could not recommend consent to the UK Governments EU Withdrawal Bill, as it stands, as it allows the UK Government to unilaterally take control of devolved powers.
They have called for further amendments to ensure that the temporary restriction on devolved powers would require their consent, and any primary legislation required to establish common frameworks must be agreed by them.
Our elected local authority representatives have yet to take the deal offered and, if the delays in reaching agreement continue, the real threat to our region's wellbeing is not having devolved powers at all rather than whether we have an elected mayor to bang the drum for us all in the wider world.
This is why devolved powers have been encouraged, almost demanded by central government.
She rejected any talk of devolved powers for Scotland as an incentive to halt that aspiration.
DEVOLVED powers for social welfare could be handed back to Westminster, Peter Robinson warned last night.
The authority will have devolved powers from the government to manage transport and drive economic growth.
NI21 wants more devolved powers to be handed to the Assembly.
There are enough countries which have devolved powers and nothing has happened.
"The devolved powers mean that cars can now be removed from the highway before they become a target for arson or anti social related attacks.