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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And no-one underestimates the sacrifices he has made to realise his vision of a buoyant, devolved nation.
In this context, Wales' special contribution over human rights as a partly devolved nation might be to show how political correctness must never be allowed to trump integrity.
However, as a devolved nation, it is not possible to entirely mitigate the impact of UK austerity policies and we will continue to join forces with our sister organisations across the UK in our quest to safeguard disabled people's human rights in Wales.
They will see at firsthand the government institutions and civil society organisations, large and small, that are helping Wales to flourish both as a devolved nation within the UK state and a region within the European Union.
The UK allocation of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund has been distributed fairly to each devolved nation based on factors including respective sizes of fleet, number of ports, sizes of industry, and historical allocations.
Gary, Glasgow HOW can Scotland be the most devolved nation in the world when axeman Iain Duncan Smith remains in control of welfare powers affecting the disabled?
Wales has seen a larger increase in the employment rate and the largest decrease in the economic inactivity rate than any English region or other devolved nation over the last quarter.
The Wales-wide tally - setting out if the devolved nation wanted to stay or leave - will be declared in Flintshire.
Now that we have a separate legislature with primary legislative powers and in view of our status as a devolved nation it is vital that Welsh interests are represented in the appointment process.
The United Kingdom's devolved nations do not have a veto on Brexit legislation, but ignoring their wishes risks worsening already strained relations, stoking nationalism in Scotland, and further complicating the already-difficult withdrawal process.
The devolved nations lag behind even the poorly-served English rural areas.
Moreover, eight of 10 rural people in Britain do not have access to 4G mobile coverage, and the position is worse in the devolved nations.