To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to publish the findings and recommendations from the Supply Chain Taskforce which concluded its report in January 2022.
17 March 2022
In October 2021, the Prime Minister appointed Sir Dave Lewis as his Supply Chains Adviser. Sir Dave Lewis worked with the Cabinet Office Supply Chains Unit, across HM Government and with industry, meeting over 100 businesses from a range of sectors, to help resolve a number of acute and short term issues. Sir Dave Lewis advised the Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on immediate improvements and long-termer changes to improve the UK’s supply chain resilience.
There is no standalone report for publication; however, Sir Dave Lewis' final recommendations included:
ensuring that government continues to build and embed departmental capability and collaboration on supply chains policy;
that government builds stronger capability to horizon scan, spot risks early, and collate and utilise data to determine and solve supply chains data;
working with industry to consider how best to optimise existing infrastructure capacity;
improving cross-modal connectivity.
HM Government has already put in place many measures to deal with the extraordinary set of circumstances brought on by the pandemic and the global economy rebounding. The resilience of the UK’s supply chains remains a key priority for this Government.