COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a coalition government
▪ There is little enthusiasm among voters for a coalition government.
a government commission
▪ A government commission regulates the process.
a government department
▪ The Home Office is the government department responsible for prisons.
a government grant
▪ The school has won a £240,000 government grant to improve its science and technology areas.
a government inquiry (=organized by the government)
▪ A government inquiry was set up into discipline in schools.
a government leader
▪ He was the first EU government leader to visit the newly elected US President.
a government post
▪ I decided to apply for a local government post.
a government spy
▪ They thought I was a government spy.
a government/departmental/ministerial committee
a system of government/education/justice etc
▪ Why was Britain so slow to develop a national system of education?
▪ big government welfare policies
▪ a democratic government
government figures (=figures produced by the government)
▪ Government figures suggest a moderate recovery in consumer spending.
government forces (=soldiers fighting for the government)
▪ Government forces reportedly shot dead 300 unarmed civilians.
government health warning
▪ New government legislation will force manufacturers to label their products more accurately.
▪ According to government statistics, only two percent of lone parents are aged under twenty.
▪ The state radio reported serious clashes between government troops and guerrillas.
▪ Small businessman are fed up with government regulations.
▪ Everything would soon get better, according to the official propaganda.
▪ There has been plenty of evidence of police corruption.
▪ Government spending is determined by government policy.
▪ It takes an average of twelve years for a successful drug to go from initial research to final government approval.
▪ More taxpayer’s money should be spent on the railways.
host country/government/city etc
▪ the host city for the next Olympic Games
▪ joined-up government
▪ a Labour government
open government (=when the government makes information freely available)
▪ The party was calling for more open government.
▪ the provincial government of Quebec
▪ a provisional government
public/government/state expenditure (=money a government spends on the services it provides for people)
▪ The Conservatives want to maintain a firm control on public expenditure.
▪ The government is determined to keep public spending under control.
▪ They called for increased government spending on education.
puppet government/regime/state (=a government etc controlled by a more powerful country or organization)
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
▪ Direct action by central government would necessitate substantially increased expenditure and therefore revenue.
▪ Judicial review of administrative decisions by central or local government and certain other bodies is now commonplace.
▪ Teachers, parents, central government.
▪ Equally, so-called autonomous bodies are subject to a high degree of central government control.
▪ While they can raise revenue locally, primarily by levying, the extent of their powers is strictly monitored by central government.
▪ In addition, the Partnerships allowed central government a say in previously locally-determined issues.
▪ Two laws in 1999 which broadly shifted resources from central to regional government raised more questions than they answered.
▪ This is also a difference between the central government system and the local government system in Britain.
▪ The incoming Conservative government was determined to reduce this.
▪ The first two Conservative governments presided over an economy which produced ever increasing numbers of unemployed people.
▪ The Conservative government of the 1980s has aroused profound anxiety by its policies of centralization and executive control.
▪ Successive Conservative governments implemented policies which reversed the slight trend for income redistribution to poorer groups.
▪ After 13 years of Conservative government, it is the only environment Act that we have.
▪ In the first place, there was undoubtedly a major difference of approach between the Labour and Conservative governments.
▪ These are equally crucial conditions for the maintenance of democratic government.
▪ An enactment which threatened the essential elements of any plausible conception of democratic government would lie beyond those boundaries.
▪ We are giving practical help in consolidating their independence, building up democratic systems of government and rebuilding their economies.
▪ The first is that it need not be democratic government, or democratic propositions, to which the people give their consent.
▪ All that was supposed to end with the new democratic government of 1994.
▪ No democratic government, with elections to win and problems to solve, can find these questions easy.
▪ While all customs duties accrued to the federal government, it received only about one-third of total sales tax revenue in 1985.
▪ Officials in Republican and Democratic administrations argued that IRBs led to a multi-billion dollar revenue loss to the federal government.
▪ The federal government controls just 6% of the education budget.
▪ When the transition is complete, stations will be required to surrender their analog channels to the federal government.
▪ Employers who hire a worker must contact the federal government, which checks to ensure that the new bloke has his papers.
▪ The partial federal government shutdown has delayed many statistics.
▪ Is the federal government a constructive force in directing industrial technology or an obstacle?
▪ Somehow, Andrew Young believed, the federal government had been behind the shooting.
▪ That year a Labour government uncharacteristically committed to free-market economic policies won office.
▪ With the threat of a Labour government by the end of the week, sterling does not need shocks like that.
▪ But the Labour government fell in October 1951 and the Conservatives took up office.
▪ Both would face steep tax rises under a Labour government.
▪ Britain must now throw this opportunity away by electing a Labour government.
▪ There was speculation that the tabloids were preparing for life under a Labour government.
▪ The local government reforms following 1888 established new authorities with a franchise almost identical with the municipal boroughs.
▪ Executives point to increased regulatory pressures as well as scrawny profit margins on underwriting new state and local government issues.
▪ The most favourable field is in the local government service, which will be described in the next section.
▪ Polls show some 70 percent of Londoners favoring a local government.
▪ Rather federalism and local government constitute an efficient division of political labour, which permits a functional segmentation of the state.
▪ Before 1902, no general grants were paid, either by central or by local government, to support secondary grammar schools.
▪ Its new National government plans to abandon compulsory unionism and centralised wage fixing.
▪ The national government seemingly could find no constitutional means to intercede to protect its black citizens.
▪ Five percent would give Chief Buthelezi a good chance of playing a role in the national government.
▪ He was sure that the national government would not wish to be responsible for a bloody slave uprising.
▪ Nearly all the cases that came before the Court were appeals by national governments and industries against decisions of the High Authority.
▪ They expected the national government to provide them with some protection against intimidation and violence, but no assistance was forthcoming.
▪ Local and national governments have been forced to renege on their own laws.
▪ As segregation and violence became commonplace, the national government expressed no willingness to enforce a new racial order.
▪ But it is likely to survive at least long enough to put Mr Djindjic at the head of a new government.
▪ In early spring, 1861, the new Confederate government decided to force the issue.
▪ Others argue that any new government must have a clear mandate for change.
▪ Together they form a coherent whole, a new model of government.
▪ A new civilian government would be sworn in on Aug. 27, 1993.
▪ Dini remains one of the likely people to be asked to try to form a new government.
▪ The Diaries reveal for the first time how close the Liberals came to playing a full part in the new Labour government.
▪ A dozen are new to government.
▪ First it will examine the consultative arrangements which exist between a number of key government agencies and representative bodies.
▪ So, one government agency reduces fishing to protect the salmon.
▪ The government agency is called a Job Centre.
▪ Improper behavior by individual political actors or by government agencies is exposed and widely communicated by investigative reporters.
▪ The claim was also made that there was very little support at all for local small businesses from government agencies.
▪ The extensive and cozy working relationships between the other government agencies and the various business sectors. 4.
▪ The same logic is true for non-profit making organisations like government agencies or local government authorities.
▪ And, the story about government agencies and drug dealing is not new either.
▪ Aged only 53, he was already the country's longest-serving Prime Minister, having led successive coalition governments since 1982.
▪ They blamed the republic's nationalistic coalition government for the slide into civil strife.
▪ Jan P. Syse, the Conservative Party leader, will then put together a centre-right coalition government.
▪ But unlike them she did not come to office during a wartime emergency nor head a coalition government.
▪ Conservatism went into relative eclipse. while Labour under Clement Attlee was able to wield influence in the coalition government.
▪ The evidence is overwhelming that he did not at this stage contemplate a coalition government.
▪ The Pact would provide for the withdrawal of Soviet forces following the formation of a coalition government in Kabul.
▪ He was appointed commissioner in 1975 and was quickly identified with the tough law and order stand of the then coalition government.
▪ The immediate source of the Bill will almost invariably be a government department.
▪ Aleman has begun his term with surprise inspections of various government departments.
▪ This week, for example, the permanent secretaries of all government departments will meet to discuss best practice in procurement.
▪ The Action Teams also work in partnership with the other government departments I have mentioned and numerous other voluntary and statutory bodies.
▪ Politicians espouse it; government departments ignore it at their peril.
▪ In organizations and government departments who regularly advertise, some one will be appointed to be responsible for the advertising.
▪ At the beginning of February, his organisation, formerly a government department, was turned into a nominally independent company.
▪ For example, damages for breach of contract can be obtained against a government department.
▪ Between 1978/79 and 1989/90 government expenditure on housing in real terms declined by 79 percent.
▪ The second-round effect of the increased government expenditure will be a further increase in national income of £40 million.
▪ The rise in government expenditure especially benefited the education budget which was increased by 8.6 percent to F228,000 million.
▪ The third-round effect of the increase in government expenditure will be a further increase of £16 million in national income.
▪ And these grants were later affected by cuts in government expenditure.
▪ Table 16-3 reminds us that some government expenditure is financed by borrowing.
▪ Reductions in overseas government expenditure took place, but reluctantly and more gradually than now seems desirable.
▪ The budget forecast that overall government expenditure would increase by 15.4 percent in the 1991/92 fiscal year to S$15,800 million.
▪ Main government leaders President: Najibullah.
▪ Business leaders are driven by the profit motive; government leaders are driven by the desire to get reelected.
▪ Main government leaders President: César Gaviria Trujillo.
▪ Main government leaders President: Rodrigo Borja Cevallos.
▪ Instead they received a delegation of government officials, scientists, economists and businessmen.
▪ Storage of nuclear materials is in jeopardy, a government official warned recently.
▪ It was largely due to him that I managed to negotiate successfully with government officials and tribal chiefs during the months that followed.
▪ Some past and current government officials say the program was intended for defensive purposes only.
▪ This is particularly valuable in the case of government officials.
▪ It is against the law for a government official to solicit political cash.
▪ Hundreds of civilians and government officials were murdered, including half of the supreme court.
▪ They were also expected to meet in Sarajevo with officials from international lending institutions and local government officials.
▪ Notice, finally, that this approach suggests that monopoly policy should not be independent of other aspects of government policy.
▪ The change of government policy can not be too drastic.
▪ Although private transport is also subject to government policy, it will be affected more slowly.
▪ Is it tax rates or government policies?
▪ Clarification of issues such as these should be of great significance to both business strategy and government policy.
▪ A systems approach to budgeting that focuses on the outcomes and objectives of government policy can not avoid controversy.
▪ The changing nature of the planning context, through case law, government policy and statute, demands continuing attention.
▪ The office of Mr Chre tien said later that Mr Manley's views were not government policy.
▪ The state government in Sacramento was no better.
▪ Ruben Figueroa was indirectly implicated, since he oversees the state government.
▪ They're worthless, of course they are, or else why do you think the state government let you have them.
▪ The distinctive authority of this new act made both national and state governments responsible for the capture and return of runaway slaves.
▪ The state governments, of whatever party, attach great importance to the expansion of their own mass media facilities.
▪ Frustrated, he left state government and launched a private company-and the state disbanded its marketing effort.
▪ The state government retains the right to license other operators to run passenger and freight trains over the country rail network.
▪ Federal and state governments add cigarette taxes, big lawsuits and more.
▪ Thousands of Nuba were forced to flee as government soldiers scaled the mountains, destroying almost 2,500 homes and burning food stores.
▪ The benefit has been expanding rapidly since a 1989 lawsuit forced the government to ease requirements for coverage.
▪ They may therefore be able to force governments to examine the economic consequences of bowing too readily to environmental prejudices.
▪ It would force many local governments to enter technical and legal areas in which they had little or no prior experience.
▪ When the stop of the Exchequer was forced upon the government in 1672 he received favourable treatment in the resulting settlement.
▪ But it recently forced the government to promise new laws banning sales of alcohol.
▪ These differences are partly a result of how people have forced governments to introduce legislation.
▪ If the Tories were to form the next government then Chris Patten would be found a seat, if necessary.
▪ The leader then forms a government that proceeds to enact its program into law.
▪ Chuan and other party leaders expressed confidence that they would be forming a government soon.
▪ Whichever party forms the next government, Mr Heseltine is unlikely to be Environment Secretary in it.
▪ Mr Erbakan has 45 days to form a government.
▪ Internal markets form the basis of government thinking about the reform of the National Health Service.
▪ Kamal Ganzouri, the 62-year-old deputy prime minister, was asked to form a government after cabinet ministers quit.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
caretaker manager/government/boss etc
▪ A caretaker boss is expected to be named today.
▪ A player representation, led by caretaker manager Edwin Stein, received a rapturous welcome.
▪ All three parties undertook to support the caretaker government until the elections.
▪ And caretaker boss Barrow said he was a little disappointed at not taking three points!
▪ In the meantime, his assistant, Mr Ronnie Moran, would act as caretaker manager.
▪ The caretaker government had earlier introduced new laws increasing the penalties for election offences.
▪ They sought extra-parliamentary means to oust Chavalit, establish a caretaker government and hold a new election.
seat of government/power
▪ Ancient Rome was the seat of power, magnificence and corruption, the obvious object of love, envy, hatred.
▪ Blacks are now in, or close to, the seats of power.
▪ But a number of individuals, often close to the seat of government, became very rich.
▪ But now, as White House incumbent presiding over the seat of government, he is the ultimate political insider.
▪ Capital: Amsterdam; seat of government: The Hague.
▪ It happens out on the streets, behind closed doors, in corridors of power, in the seat of government.
▪ Originally this symbolic seat of power contained holy relics.
▪ Several years of proximity to the throne had given the Jesuits access to the seat of power.
the incumbent president/priest/government etc
▪ At the same time, as the incumbent President, he is also answerable for the state of the nation.
▪ Efficiency is the principle that voters ought to be able to assess the responsibility of and exercise control over the incumbent government.
▪ Labour would then benefit from the extra coverage given to the incumbent government.
▪ Like Clinton 12 years later, he possessed in volume what the incumbent president, Jimmy Carter, lacked.
▪ A transitional government of 28 ministers and six secretaries of state was named by Compaoré on June 16.
▪ According to the communiqué, a transitional government was scheduled to be appointed in January 1991.
▪ Ghozali, anxious to emphasize the non-party nature of his transitional government, did not attend.
▪ Meanwhile, the transitional government continued to face challenges to its authority.
▪ On the closing day of the conference, Eyadema recognized Koffigoh as Prime Minister of the transitional government.
▪ The National Executive Council resigned but was re-appointed on an interim basis pending the selection by Soglo of a transitional government.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ After years of corrupt government, people are tired of politics.
▪ Having a popular leader does not guarantee good government.
▪ It has been difficult for the central government to conduct elections in remote areas.
▪ The government has promised to cut taxes.
▪ The government said that Iceland has no plans to resume whaling.
▪ the city government of Los Angeles
▪ The current Liberal Party has no actual experience of government.
▪ The French government strongly condemned the killings.
▪ the French government
▪ The local government has been unable to meet the demand for affordable housing.
▪ The newspaper, La Prensa, was shut down for nearly two years because of its criticism of government policies.
▪ The Republicans were elected by campaigning against big government and high taxes.
▪ The voters just want good government and less taxes.
▪ Unemployment is a problem that many Western governments continue to face.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Almost everywhere the monarch was, and was expected to be, the moving force behind the machinery of government.
▪ His blend of smears, half truths and downright lies ruined many careers in government and the professions.
▪ In practice the actions of governments have been less high-minded: a fact the opposition is always quick to point out.
▪ In public sector schools in the late 1980s, shortages of government funding were bringing pressures to charge fees.
▪ Still others see the pro-bat requirement as just another example of federal encroachment on local government.
▪ Taxation is about all there is to government.
▪ The government even began legal proceedings against the survivors, indicting them for rebellion and damaging public property.