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Wednesday, 28 March, 2001, 15:55 GMT
Devolution: Who controls what?
A brief guide to which areas are the responsibility of the devolved parliaments and assemblies:
Agriculture, Forestry, fisheries & food
Wales Yes
Scotland Yes
N Ireland Yes
Culture, Media & Sport
Wales Yes arts, sports, Welsh language
No broadcasting, National Lottery
Scotland Yes arts, sports and Gaelic
No broadcasting, National Lottery
N Ireland Yes arts, sports, language
No broadcasting, National Lottery
Defence & National Security
Wales No
Scotland No
N Ireland No
Economic Development
Wales Yes
Scotland Yes
N Ireland Yes
Economic Policy (Overall)
Wales No
Scotland Yes has tax-varying powers
No apart from above
N Ireland No
Education
Wales Yes (see below for exceptions)
No teacher recruitment, student loans
Scotland Yes
N Ireland Yes
Employment Legislation
Wales No
Scotland No
N Ireland Yes (see below for exceptions)
No national minimum wage and consumer safety which are UK-wide
Environment
Wales Yes
Scotland Yes
N Ireland Yes
Foreign Policy
Wales No
Scotland No
N Ireland Yes (see below for exceptions)
No some relations with Republic of Ireland.
Health
Wales Yes (see below for exceptions)
No abortion, embryology, surrogacy, genetics, fertilisation, medicine safety, oversight of health professions, xenotransplantation.
Scotland Yes (see below for exceptions)
No abortion, embryology, surrogacy, genetics, fertilisation, medicine safety, xenotransplantation.
N Ireland Yes (see below for exceptions)
No abortion, embryology, surrogacy, genetics, fertilisation, medicine safety, oversight of health professions, xenotransplantation.
Home Affairs
Wales No
Scotland Yes (see below for exceptions)
No drugs, guns, immigration, gambling
N Ireland Yes plans to devolve this in the future
No apart from above
Local Government & Housing
Wales Yes (see below for exceptions)
No funding of fire service
Scotland Yes
N Ireland Yes
Social Security
Wales No
Scotland No
N Ireland Yes (see below for exceptions)
No social security appeals
Social Services
Wales Yes
Scotland Yes
N Ireland Yes
Trade & Industry
Wales Yes promotion of inward investment and exports; admin of EU Structural Funds; funding and appointments to Welsh Development Agency
No As Scotland plus: Better Regulation initiative, decisions on structural funding etc
Scotland Yes inward investment; promotion of: trade, exports, tourism etc
No competition policy; company law; consumer protection; regulation of: financial institutions, gas, electricity, nuclear energy, and telecomms; Post Office; international trade policy
N Ireland Yes As Scotland plus: company regulation
No competition policy; consumer protection; most regulation of financial institutions; nuclear energy; telecomms; Post Office; international trade policy
Training
Wales Yes
Scotland Yes
N Ireland Yes
Transport
Wales Yes (see below for exceptions)
No Exceptions as Scotland plus: contract to operate Second Severn Crossing.
Scotland Yes (see below for exceptions)
No regulation and safety of aviation, shipping and rail; and some aspects of driving regulation (e.g. driving tests).
N Ireland Yes (see below for exceptions)
No regulation and safety of aviation and shipping.

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