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26 March, 2018

Commissioner still awaits decision of Home Secretary

"Today there have been some announcements on proposals on Fire Governance from other PCCs around the country, but the decision about the North Yorkshire proposal has not yet been announced.

“I didn’t expect a decision on the North Yorkshire business case to be made today.  The independent assessment of my proposals arrived with the Home Office at least two weeks after the others, and so it is understandable those making decisions need more time to give my business case full consideration.

“However, the purdah period in advance of local elections may well delay an announcement even further, and whilst I am keen to get a decision as soon as possible, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was now no decision until after the local elections in May.”