Oliver Letwin, the minister in overall charge of the Cabinet Office, looks at five essential principles for helping civil servants overcome barriers to getting things done in government.
Rt Hon. Oliver Letwin, MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
The Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP was appointed Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on 15 July 2014 and is in overall charge of the Cabinet Office. He has responsibility for advising the Prime Minister on the implementation of government policy; for the coordination of constitutional reform; and for cutting red tape.
He was elected Conservative MP for West Dorset in 1997.
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