devolved government


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devolved government

A term of art for the statutory ceding of power and control from central to regional or local government. In the UK, the NHS devolved to four systems (Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England).
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Following devolution, Westminster's 117 UK Celtic MPs lost up to 90 per cent of their duties but they are all still there undemocratically interfering in "England only" matters when the vast majority could have been transferred to their devolved governments.
Prime Minister Tony Blair and Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern were unveiling their plans today for securing devolved government for Northern Ireland.
SINN Fein and the SDLP exchanged angry words yesterday after MP Eddie McGrady raised the possibility of restoring devolved government without Sinn Fein
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.
And with some luck politicians in the North will now have three years of devolved government, before the next Assembly elections, to prove the 'No' camp completely wrong.
I hope it will be seen as a serious book about devolution and the context within which decisions in devolved government are taken, and I hope it will spark further research and commentary.
THE leader of Northern Ireland's devolved government has threatened to quit unless a judicial review is ordered into the collapse of the Hyde Park bomb trial.
Yet the Tories gave this power to the devolved government of Northern Ireland.
Even now, with devolved government, taxation and broad economic policy remains a non-devolved function of central government.
Blair appeased terrorism with deals that have bought peace in Northern Ireland, devolved government in Scotland and an assembly in Wales, creating a divided Britain.
He warned that if they missed the opportunity in front of them, there would be no Assembly election on March 7, or devolved government for many years.