Several policing and justice powers were transferred to the Assembly on 12 April 2010.
The 2007–2011 Assembly (the third since the 1998 Agreement) was dissolved on 24 March 2011 in preparation for an election to be held on Thursday , this being the first Assembly since the Good Friday Agreement to complete a full term.
Legislation creating devolved parliaments or assemblies can be repealed or amended by central government in the same way as any statute.
The issue of Irish home rule was the dominant political question of British politics at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century.
The Commission recommended the formation of a devolved Scottish assembly, but was not implemented.
Support for the SNP reached 30% in the October, 1974 general election, with 11 SNP MPs being elected.
This issue was first introduced by the Irish Parliamentary Party led by Isaac Butt, William Shaw and Charles Stewart Parnell.