devolution

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  • noun

Synonyms for devolution

transfer of power

Synonyms

  • transfer of power
  • decentralization
  • distribution of power
  • surrender of power
  • relinquishment of power

Synonyms for devolution

the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality

the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)

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Mr Jones previously said it would be "completely unacceptable that any communications between members elected to the devolved administrations and the people they represent might be monitored in this way".
Wales Finance Minister Jane Hutt welcomed a development that gave them some flexibility, and was glad Mr Alexander had recognised the unique status of the devolved administrations.
Hopefully, those in devolved administrations will see it's the way to go with public services, and will follow the same route.
Prof Muscatelli promised independent advice to the commission and said it would be relevant to a "wider audience" interested in financial accountability and equity in devolved administrations in Scotland, the UK and the world.
The document notes it does not cover "the parts of the industry which are dealt with by the devolved administrations, principally the domestic tourism industries" - or the national marketing of Wales.
Confident Murphy, who took part in a Westminstersummit of ministers from across the devolved administrations yesterday, said: "The Government welcomed the commission's final report and we've made good headway across Whitehall over the summer.
Politicians representing the devolved administrations of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and the Westminster government, held a meeting at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, to discuss a range of issues relating to British sport.
Through devolved settlements separate funding is available to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland which could support potential projects in the devolved administrations.
I think there is a realisation that this is a far better way for the devolved administrations to do business.
In the European Union, Ministers of the devolved administrations can represent the UK, and thus England, but nobody from England, unless a member of the British Government, can do likewise.
I believe if all three devolved administrations take a collective stand on this issue, our nations could act as an effective block on UK Government plans to use taxpayers' money to finance this England-only project without fair funding for the devolved countries.
uk/government/policies/transforming-uk-broadbandLocal bodies including English Local Authorities and Devolved Administrations have procured private sector suppliers to extend the coverage of superfast broadband services beyond the areas where they have been provided by the market on a commercial basis.
It will bring together ministers from the UK Government and the devolved administrations of Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
It is crucial that the UK government engages with devolved administrations to develop an agreed UK negotiating position so that the different interests across our nations are fairly reflected.
The UK government announced on 6 March that the Independent Living Fund (ILF) will close on 30 June 2015, with the funding and responsibility for ILF recipients being transferred to local authorities in England and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.