Levels of Government
We have four levels of government: the European Parliament, the UK Parliament, the Northern Ireland Assembly and Local Councils. So who decides what?
Thewas established under the in 1998. meant that a range of powers transferred to the on Tuesday 2 December 1999. The transfer of powers ended by the .
The Assembly now has the power toon a range of matters that affect the population of Northern Ireland. These are known as . The Assembly also has responsibility for appointing the and the work of and .
Westminster retains certain legislative powers that are divided intoand .
As the United Kingdom is also a member state of the, European Legislation affects Northern Ireland.
At a local level, Councils make decisions about service provision in areas like leisure centres and waste disposal.
Do you know which level of government decides on the different issues in your community? Think about the implications of devolution as you take a walk through our street scene to test what you know.