Monday, 17 June 2013

Teresa May and a Constitutional Crisis.

The Home Secretary, Teresa May has according to the Sunday Times instructed her civil servants to draw up plans for the Police and Crime Commissioners to take responsibility for ALL 'blue light emergency services' which includes the Ambulance and Fire & Rescue Services.

This plan may cause the Home Secretary considerable problems in Wales where the Ambulance and Fire and Rescue Services are devolved responsibilities whilst Policing and criminal justice are Westminster functions. The question is whether Teresa May is aware of this and whether its an attempt to undermine devolution or is it purely that devolution in Wales doesn't register on her radar.

Does Carwyn Jones have sufficient clout to tell Teresa May to butt out or are we heading for a constitutional crisis, or even an opportunity to devolve Policing and Criminal Justice.

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