reserved matter

reserved matter

a subject upon which the NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOR WALES and the SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT may not legislate as set out in the legislation. For example, defence is outwith their scope. The Scottish Parliament has limited tax-raising powers; the Welsh Assembly does not.
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Despite broadband rollout being a reserved matter to Westminster Government, it has taken for the Scottish Government to intervene in order for us to see real progress in our area.
Despite connectivity and broadband being a reserved matter, the Scottish Government has invested PS600 million in the R100 programme to deliver super-fast broadband to every home and business in Scotland.
Scotland is a part of the UK, which conducts foreign policy and international relations as a reserved matter for the country as a whole.
However, it would not have had any practical policy impact if it was passed as defence remains a reserved matter at Westminster.
The order called on Ms Villiers to change the law as parading legislation is a reserved matter so can only be altered at Westminster.
In the ruling on the judicial review case taken by an anonymous gay man, Mr Justice Treacy also said the issue should not have been dealt with by Stormont as it was a reserved matter and the responsibility of Mr Hunt.
Carl Sargeant, who is Social Justice Minister in the Assembly Government, said: "Policing is a reserved matter and the Assembly Government cannot replace funding for new trained officers, which is a responsibility of the Home Office.
He said the power to disqualify drivers was already in place in other parts of the UK but is a reserved matter and would require approval from Westminster.
He added that as the Union is a reserved matter, any Act of the Scottish Parliament that relates to the Union is "not law".
The move follows years of Holyrood refusing to become involved because it is a reserved matter.
First Minister Jack McConnell promised tough action and, because it is a reserved matter, he has been lobbying WestminsterBut SNP deputy leader Nicola Sturgeon said: "If these reports are accurate, it proves Jack McConnell has once again talked tough but failed to deliver.
The police and criminal justice has always been a reserved matter. There's no question of policing being devolved.