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Committee examines how Whitehall identifies future challenges facing UK

09 December 2014

The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) holds its second public oral evidence session on its inquiry Whitehall: capacity to address future challenges on Tuesday 9 December at 9.30am.  The inquiry considers the Government’s capacity to anticipate, analyse, assess and respond to the most significant challenges facing the UK in the next decade or so.

Witnesses

Tuesday 9 December, the Wilson room, Portcullis House

9:30am

  • Jon Day CBE, Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee, Cabinet Office
  • Rear Admiral John Kingwell, Director, Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre, Ministry of Defence
  • Dr Campbell McCafferty OBE, ‎Director, Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office
  • Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health

The evidence session examines

  • how Whitehall identifies the most important challenges facing the UK in the next 20 years
  • the machinery of Government’s preparedness to meet these challenges;
  • the barriers to anticipating and effectively planning for future challenges; and
  • ways of overcoming these barriers

Further information 

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