(n.) Transference from one person to another; a passing or devolving upon a successor.
(1) This has been Conservative policy since Scotland voted for devolution.
(2) Scottish voters could be offered even greater freedoms on taxation and social policy after Labour said it would consider "radical" new powers under devolution.
(3) Senior Labour figures admit that proposing detailed new powers at this stage could backfire, by helping Salmond to challenge them with a question on enhanced devolution at the referendum.
(4) Some of its demands are wildly unrealistic, such as the reintroduction of direct rule and the suspension of devolution.
(5) "He has pledged to push for devolution of power to the north and east, and has said that the solution to the national question must have the agreement of all parties."
(6) For hardliners, "this was always a trap of devolution: it's success would help the system.
(7) Labour has suggested giving Holyrood control of income tax; the Lib Dems support the idea of fiscal autonomy; while the Conservatives say they are committed to "a strengthening of devolution".
(8) The strict logic is on Sir Menzies's side, but Britain's asymmetric devolution is not unique.
(9) Alexander announced an urgent review of spending commitments for 2010-2011, but the review will exclude those for military operations and the financial package agreed with the Northern Ireland executive to support the devolution of policing and justice powers.
(10) Read more on Scottish independence • ' I believe in solidarity with the folk living south of Carlisle ' • ' The UK is on shifting sands – we can't assume survival ' • ' Better Together is truly scraping the barrel now ' The fact is that far from fearing the breakup of the UK, the English are looking at the benefits that devolution has brought the Scots and asking why they are not able to enjoy the same.
(11) Whatever social progress that marks her era came mainly from those Labour punctuations – abolition of capital punishment, Race Relations Act, abortion and homosexual law reform, equal pay and sex discrimination acts, civil partnerships, minimum wage, Sure Start, devolution, human rights, nursery education, a vast expansion of universities and more.
(12) Devolution mitigated the authority but also undermined the obedience.
(13) The Liverpool city region has proposed retention of 100% of business rates income and the ability to franchise all local bus services, while Leicester and Leicestershire want devolution of funding and the ability to commission skills programmes locally.
(14) The report explains that the Labour peer and Lib Dem advisor based their dissent on three factors: The first factor is devolution.
(15) Devolution in our over-centralised state is to be welcomed, but that it is being talked up as the platform for Labour renewal is surely a symptom of a dearth of ideas.
(16) UUP to leave Northern Ireland’s power-sharing executive Read more The revival of the independent monitoring commission (IMC), which had the task of examining the status of IRA and loyalist paramilitary ceasefires before devolution was restored nearly a decade ago, has been mooted as a way to rebuild the unionist community’s trust in republican goodwill and deter future ceasefire breaches.
(17) The rush to make a new offer on devolution, promised within hours of publication of the shock poll result on Sunday, triggered accusations of panic and bogus bribes.
(18) Under the unique rules of devolution in Northern Ireland, if either of the two principal political leaders in the province resigns from office, the coalition falls and an election must be called.
(19) He said: “I want to bring our country together, our United Kingdom together, not least by implementing as fast as we can the devolution that we rightly promised and came together with other parties to agree both for Wales and for Scotland.
(20) But there is another, much less regarded, yet significant centenary occurring this year – 1914 saw the passage of the Government of Ireland Act , the first extensive legislation for devolution in what was then the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
(v. t.) To roll onward or downward; to pass on.
(v. t.) To transfer from one person to another; to deliver over; to hand down; -- generally with upon, sometimes with to or into.
(v. i.) To pass by transmission or succession; to be handed over or down; -- generally with on or upon, sometimes with to or into; as, after the general fell, the command devolved upon (or on) the next officer in rank.
(1) Photograph: Gareth Phillips for the Guardian Because health is devolved, the Welsh government can do things differently from England.
(2) This isn’t a devolved matter, this is about when they come to our shores here, UK taxpayers and their ability to use UK services,” Creasy said.
(3) We have already had the failure of House of Lords reform, the failure to change constituencies and the imbalance of MPs between England and the devolved assemblies.
(4) I want Monday’s meeting to be the start of a new grown-up relationship between the devolved administrations and the UK government – one in which we all work together to forge the future for everyone in the United Kingdom,” she said.
(5) Nowadays, many of the core welfare state functions have been devolved to the Scottish parliament.
(6) He implied that if Salmond lost the referendum, that would then expose different questions about the organisation and survival of the UK, where power has been devolved in, he said, an incoherent way.
(7) That included "a higher minimum wage; stopping the abuse of zero-hours contracts; skills and careers for all our young people; banks working for businesses again; energy bills frozen; 200,000 homes built a year by 2020; power devolved; the bedroom tax abolished; and our National Health Service restored".
(8) Some, including the Dutch and Polish government, are more interested in devolving power back to the member states.
(9) The 32 dead souls ringing the Dr Strangelove war room of the NFL ownership meeting interrupt their Randroid tongue-bathing only to squeal like scalded truffle pigs at the thought of any power devolving to the actual people whose ability, knowledge and gameplay make the NFL worth watching in the first place.
(10) "In the meantime, we urge the Westminster government to follow the Scottish example, embrace a Plan MacB approach for the UK economy and work with the three devolved administrations through a jobs summit to agree an immediate programme of employment creation."
(11) But if UK solidarity – and the rhetoric of one nation – is to mean something for every person in every corner of a devolved UK, much is to be said for caution over cutting one of the strongest ties that bind.
(12) I am very clear that I want to ensure we get the best possible deal for the United Kingdom that works for everyone across the United Kingdom and all parts of the UK when we enter these negotiation,” said the prime minister in Wales, at the start of a whirlwind UK tour aimed at drumming up last-minute support from the devolved administrations.
(13) The social responsibilities which devolve on monitors, the authorities, both sides of industry and the general public as a result of the establishment of monitoring systems are discussed.
(14) In his paper, Where is the peace dividend?, Knox contrasts the quality of life in the poorest areas, using the devolved Belfast government’s category of neighbourhood renewal areas (NRAs), with those that are not deemed to be in need of major socio-economic investment.
(15) This convention says that Westminster should not legislate on a matter which is normally devolved unless Holyrood has given its consent.
(16) He has signed 28 modest "city deals" with authorities to bring local control over areas from devolved transport funding to skills budgets, while – potentially – delivering extra money from the Treasury to Greater Manchester as the local economy grows.
(17) The new 14-strong BBC board will have four non-executive board members representing each of the devolved nations, appointed in the same way as the BBC chair.
(18) However, such a move is unlikely to win the backing of the nationalist SDLP or Alliance party, and in turn would create internal demands from within the DUP to also leave the devolved administration.
(19) Calling for a full re-evaluation of the union, Jones hailed the UK government's decision this month to offer the Welsh assembly new tax-raising and borrowing powers, but said the UK needed to have consistent ways of devolving power.
(20) Jarosław Kaczyński, the head of the governing PiS party, has already used the UK’s leave vote to call for thorough reform of the EU, arguing that a new European treaty devolving more power to member states is the only way to prevent further disintegration of the bloc.