Examination of Witnesses (Questions 340-341)|
Mr Nicholas Grono, Mr Gareth Evans AO QC and Mr Romit
21 MARCH 2006
Q340 Chairman: What is your number
Mr Grono: The number one recommendation is that,
yes, the focus on peace and security is absolutely essential to
development, but let us see how it is operationalised. I was not
aware that you were focusing specifically on the implementation
side of the strategy, because my prime concern about the strategy
has been that it says all the right things, it addresses all the
right topics, none of which we would ever disagree with, but does
not say how you get from the big picture to the actual implementation.
Chairman: That is why we are doing it!
Q341 Lord Hannay of Chiswick: There
was not much point in us trying to comment on the strategy anyway,
since they have got it. That would be a waste of time.
Mr Grono: I have pulled out, very briefly, a
couple of their previous statements which say all of these things
and which are still being addressed. I know that there is a commitment
for an implementation plan, and so I would be very interested
to see it.
Chairman: Thank you very much indeed.