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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To enhance entrepreneurial capacity, the devolved government has trained youth's and women's groups on business development and management.
None of the existing powers of the devolved governments will be affected in any way.
Stressing that the devolved government should be free to make laws in any area not "reserved" by Westminster, the authors state: "Devolved nations should be free to pursue the freedoms and fiscal levers they deem appropriate within a reserved powers model.
Prof Michael Scott, Vice-Chancellor of Glyndwer, said: "Malcolm's achievements with Iceland, Dame Jocelyn's contribution to science, the legacy left by Sir Jon Shortridge helping to create devolved government, Bob's work in the property industry and John and Leonard's esteemed contributions to academia - they are all extremely worthy awardees."
President George Bush has urged Northern Ireland's political leaders to grasp a major new chance to restore a devolved government.
IN AN effort to restore devolved government, there are rumours that the main parties in Northern Ireland - and the SDLP, have decided to quit talking and are, instead, each nominating one prominent female member to decide our constitutional future in a series of bouts of naked mud-wrestling.
They agreed to continue to stay in close contact as the parties reflect on the best way forward to re-establish devolved Government in Northern Ireland.
"It is all the more important, then, that the cumulative achievement of that decade of devolved government for Northern Ireland be acknowledged.
To say "who wanted different NHSs?" is obviously not sure what a devolved government is.
Peter Robinson, whose Protestant Democratic Unionist Party share power with the nationalist Sinn Fein in a devolved government, said it would be a tragedy to lose a "family member".
The plan ( effectively a manifesto for devolved government ( will be ratified at the party's regional conference in Gateshead.
The IRA message came as Ulster Unionist Party leader David Trimble told his party annual conference in Londonderry that disbandment, not promises, was needed to get devolved government restored in Northern Ireland.