West Yorkshire’s PCC welcomes The House of Commons support for the Assaults on Emergency Services Bill (27 Apr 2018)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed today's support from the House of Commons on progressing the Assaults on Emergency Services Bill.

Mark, who is also the Chair of the Tri-Services Collaboration Board, made up of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, the Ambulance Service and West Yorkshire Police, said: "I very much welcome today's approval of the Bill by the House of Commons, having worked very closely with Holly Lynch MP and the West Yorkshire Police Federation in particular.

"Our emergency service staff work tirelessly and selflessly to keep us safe and it is crucially important that we do all we can to support them back.

"It's also reassuring to see that sexual assaults have now been added to the list of assaults in the Bill. I previously wrote to West Yorkshire MPs and the Home Secretary to ask that they show their full support for the Bill and the inclusion of sexual assaults.

"I will continue to do all I can to support the Bill and our emergency service workers who do such good job in keeping our communities safe."

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