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devolution

n. the transfer of rights, powers, or an office (public or private) from one person or government to another. (See: devolve)

devolution

1 the transmission ofan interest in property from one person to another by operation of law.
2 in constitutional law, the giving of a degree of power, functional, sectional or geographic, to an inferior body. A recent legal model appeared in the Scotland Act 1998.

DEVOLUTION, eccl. law. The transfer, by forfeiture, of a right and power which a person has to another, on account of some act or negligence of the person who is vested with such right or power: for example, when a person has the right of preseptation, and he does not present within the time prescribed, the right devolves on his next immediate superior. Ayl. Par. 331.

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The Tory government must now reach out to all the devolved administrations and parties in Parliament."
"I think it's a little early to see what's happened in the devolved administrations yet."
A UK government spokesman said: "The UK Government's extensive network of diplomatic staff regularly provide support to the UK's devolved administrations for visits relating to areas for which they have a devolved responsibility.
Yet while the Scottish Government have published their own analysis and are doing everything within their power to protect the Scottish economy, the UK Government are ignoring the devolved administrations and working at a snail's pace.
Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington will meet senior figures from the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales to discuss their concerns that the EU (Withdrawal) Bill represents a "power grab" by UK ministers.
The letter said: "The three devolved administrations share the view that the UK Government's ongoing austerity plans, reflected in both the in-year spending reductions announced on June 4 and in the Summer Budget, continue to reduce public spending in the UK too fast and too far, and present unnecessary risks to our public services.
As the coalition Government imposed an austerity regime across the UK in the spending reviews of 2010 and 2013, a technical detail of the Barnett formula meant that devolved administrations were spared cuts totalling around PS600m in Scotland and PS200m in Northern Ireland, compared with if they were treated in the same way as England and Wales, found the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
When in 2000 Tony Blair decided on devolved administrations for the constituent parts of the UK, Westminster again exhibited disdain for Wales.
Mr Devine made the call in letters to Health Secretary Alan Johnston and to health ministers in the Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland devolved administrations.
THE current system of intergovernmental relations between the devolved administrations and the UK is "not fit for purpose" and should be changed, MPs have heard.
As now, the UK government will consult the Devolved Administrations.
Brexit talks in Cardiff Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington has said the UK Government and devolved administrations must "work together to find a way forward" on key Brexit legislation.