FACTSHEETS about the impact a planned Yorkshire assembly could have on people's lives are being distributed around the county.
A referendum testing whether the public wants a new elected body for the Yorkshire and the Humber region takes place this autumn.
Before then, a series of meetings will outline what powers that regional body will have.
Two factsheets have been produced to give a clearer idea of the implications should an elected body be set up.
The first leaflet outlines the powers and responsibilities that an assembly would have on areas like public health, housing and culture.
The second examines how the assembly could co-ordinate transport and skills to meet the needs of local commerce.
The sheets aim to spark debate in the run-up to three public meetings in Halifax, Sheffield and Hull.
Local Government Minister Nick Raynsford will be visiting Sheffield University on Thursday March 18 and Crossley Gallery, at Dean Clough, Halifax, on Thursday April 22.
Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott chairs the event in Hull on Thursday April 1.
All the events begin at 6pm.
Copies of the factsheets are available on the internet at www. yoursay-yorksandhumber.odpm. gov.uk or from the Government Office for Yorkshire and Humber on 0113 283 5813.