The House of Lords is made of political peers, cross benchers, hereditary peers and bishops. They all use their experience from inside and outside the Parliament to check and challenge Government. …show more content…
It is empowered to deal with education, health, agriculture and housing.
An advantage of devolution is that the Central Government can concentrate on important national issues rather than being concerned about the regions. Also, as the regional assemblies only deal with the work of the region, they are therefore more efficient.
A disadvantage of devolution is that the regional assemblies may lack the decision-making experience of central government and they may conflict with it.
In addition, the public can make a direct decision on whether to pass a law. This is called referendum.
England also has the regional governments, where the decisions about what happens in a particular region are made at local level. In England, there are 8 regional assemblies: East of England Regional Assembly, North East Assembly, South East England Regional Assembly, West Midlands Regional Assembly, East Midlands Regional Assembly, South West Regional Assembly, North West Regional Assembly and Yorkshire and Humber Assembly. They are funded through central government and their main role is to make recommendations to the government about housing priorities in their area and to provide a voice for the regions in Parliament and at European Level. They are also responsible for developing regional planning and transport