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Devolution
What Is Devolution
• Devolution is the transfer of power from a central
government, to a local authority.
• An example is ...
Devolution vs. Federalism
• Devolution allows a more lenient approach
to the way an area or country is governed.
• Whereas...
Road to devolution and features
• There are a number of steps that have to considered
when, contemplating devolution.
• Fi...
Devolution in Scotland
• Scottish devolution has always being a topic of
discussion, before the devolution of power in
199...
Scottish Parliament
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The Scottish parliament is based in Holyrood, Edinburgh.
The SNP currently have a majority ...
Devolved Powers
• Although many powers formally controlled by Westminster
were transferred, there are some notable excepti...
Scottish independence
Yes or No
• Depending on what side of the border you live on you will
more than likely have differen...
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Devolution - presintation TEST

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Devolution - presintation TEST

  1. 1. Devolution
  2. 2. What Is Devolution • Devolution is the transfer of power from a central government, to a local authority. • An example is the transference of certain powers from the central government in parliament, to the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh.
  3. 3. Devolution vs. Federalism • Devolution allows a more lenient approach to the way an area or country is governed. • Whereas Federalism is restricted in what it can do.
  4. 4. Road to devolution and features • There are a number of steps that have to considered when, contemplating devolution. • Firstly is there a need for devolution, what are the benefits and what the limitations of devolution would be. • Secondly what would the people think, this information could be gathered through opinion poles. • Next would be a referendum what would voters think of it why would it be important. • Finally depending on the result, an act would have to be wrote and passed, detailing what powers would be controlled
  5. 5. Devolution in Scotland • Scottish devolution has always being a topic of discussion, before the devolution of power in 1999, however a previous referendum in 1979 saw less than 40% of the population voted so although there was a majority, it was deemed to be against the interests of the Scottish people. However the labour government that agreed to the referendum, lost the general election and a conservative government against devolution of powers came to power. It would be 18 years until a new labour government, allowed to a referendum to be held and a majority voted in favour of devolution of powers.
  6. 6. Scottish Parliament • • • • • The Scottish parliament is based in Holyrood, Edinburgh. The SNP currently have a majority with 67 seats. There are 129 MSP. Elections for the Scottish parliament are held every 5 years The Scottish parliament building was constructed in 2004 and opened by he Queen.
  7. 7. Devolved Powers • Although many powers formally controlled by Westminster were transferred, there are some notable exceptions, including the following: • The constitution • Defense • Foreign Affairs • Electricity, Coal, Gas and Oil • Financial and economic maters • To name a few, unusually however tax related topics were handed over to the Scottish parliament.
  8. 8. Scottish independence Yes or No • Depending on what side of the border you live on you will more than likely have different opinions. • For the Scottish people, it would enable greater say over what there government does and how it effects them however it would also provide greater economic risks. • For someone living in England, Scottish independence would not matter a great deal, however the UK economy would be reduced in size. There is also a very unlikely chance that the British overseas status would be diluted. • The above point also related to the general for or against argument.

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