Mr Heathcoat-Amory, who quit John Major's government in 1996 over Europe, has made no secret of his suspicions about federalising
tendencies within the EU, and is an opponent of the single currency.
Meanwhile, new advertisements are being run this week by unions, including the American Federation of Government Employees, Association of Flight Attendants, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and the National Treasury Employees Union, supporting the former plan for federalising
Moscow has pushed strongly for federalising
Ukraine - giving its regions more autonomy - but Ukraine's interim authorities in Kiev have rejected such a move.
The plan to reorganise primary school education involves federalising
55 schools and closing 29.
At its best, in federalising
schools, a local authority is really only managing its resources as efficiently as possible.