Public Administration Committee - Twenty-Fourth Report
Strategic thinking in Government: without National Strategy, can viable Government strategy emerge?

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 17 April 2012.


Terms of Reference


1  Introduction

2  What do we mean by 'strategic thinking' and why is it important?

3  Emergent strategy: how does the Government define the UK's national interests

4  Emergent strategy: advancing national interests

5  Assessment of current strategic thinking in Government

6  The challenge for cross-departmental strategic thinking

7  Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex: Committee's visit to Ottawa and Washington

Formal Minutes


List of printed written evidence

List of additional written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and Written Evidence

Tuesday 13 December 2011: Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive of National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts, Nick Butler, Visiting Professor and Chair of the King's Policy Institute at King's College London and Matt Cavanagh, Associate Director at the Institute for Public Policy Research

Tuesday 24 January 2012: Rt Hon Peter Riddell, Jill Rutter and Julian McCrae, Institute for Government
Professor John Kay, Visiting Professor, London School of Economics, and David Steven, Director, River Path Associates

Wednesday 8 February 2012: Lord Burns, Chairman, Santander UK PLC, and Lord Carter of Coles, Chair, NHS Co-operation and Competition Panel
Lord Rees of Ludlow OM FRS, Astronomer Royal, and Sir David King FRS, Director, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford

Wednesday 22 February 2012: Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP, Minister of State, Cabinet Office

Written Evidence

Additional Written Evidence

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