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.


Tuesday 9 December, the Wilson room, Portcullis House


  • 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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