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Liam
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Dear all

On behalf of the UKWA I have submitted a response to the MCA consultation on line. It is a fairly detailed framework document and my response has been limited to the elements discussed only briefly here and between members, regarding loss of local knowledge, concerns about sustaining volunteer cover, absence of Local MCA centres for strategic support, the inevitable ‘stretch’ of Command and Control, concerns about VHF coverage and response to handheld short range VHF transmission and for some of us, the experience of failed assimilation to centralised control rooms at huge public cost.

Liam