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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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.
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 said: "Policing and criminal justice has always been a reserved matter.
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.
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.
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.
Admission to the United Kingdom may be a reserved matter, but Scots have the right to say we do not want a convicted rapist parading before us and making money out of his sordid notoriety.
The Minister said: Broadcasting is a currently a reserved matter as all significant policy responsibility lies with the British Government.