North Wales PCC, Winston Roddick's response to the Home Secretary's proposal to bring the fire and ambulance services under the control of PCCs:
"There is already collaboration between the Police and other emergency service, as well as other agencies. This partnership working is vital for securing effective and efficient services.
"However, to bring the fire and ambulance services under the control of Commissioners seems premature at this point.
"We have only been in office for just over 6 months. There is a need for us, as elected representatives, to demonstrate progress against our manifesto commitments and Police and Crime Plan.
"Furthermore, the fire and ambulance services are devolved while policing and criminal justice remain under the UK government. This brings added complexity and calls for further consideration of the proposals in Wales."