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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In areas like the North-east, North-west and South-west, where there was a strong sense of regional identity, there was already a demand for more devolved government.
May 5 - The governments put forward new plans for restoring devolved government.
The Head of State expressed satisfaction that devolved governments are finding their feet and transforming the lives of the communities they serve for the better, thanks to the diligence of Kenyans and their leaders.
Northern Ireland has been without a devolved government for more than seven weeks, with a senior civil servant currently in charge of public spending.
The Treasury takes all the taxes raised in Wales and Scotland - and hands back a portion for devolved governments to fund public services.
A Yes vote on March 3 would put right this rank injustice and placeWales on an equal footing with other devolved governments in the UK.
We urge the senators to pass this legislation to bring clarity to an important part of devolved government.
DUP leader Ian Paisley and Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams will formally launch Northern Ireland's historic devolved government on May 8.
The distinctive red brick building is hosting a programme of music and workshops to promote the interactive exhibition centre which gives the public an insight into the work of devolved government.