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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Why on earth should Wales be denied a power that has been granted wholly to one devolved nation and partially to another?
Mrs May believes it would be wrong to impose pro-choice laws on the devolved nation and believes any reform "is an issue for Northern Ireland", a Downing Street source said last night.
And no-one underestimates the sacrifices he has made to realise his vision of a buoyant, devolved nation.
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?
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.
She said voters would be able to compare Tory plans for "a strong devolved nation" with SNP proposals for separation.
The Wales-wide tally - setting out if the devolved nation wanted to stay or leave - will be declared in Flintshire.
We are a devolved nation. It's been done before and any cost would I'm sure be borne by the people of Scotland.
"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."