A top-level commission on long-term strategic development plans to finalise the scope of its studies in September so that Tung Chee-hwa can outline its progress in his second Policy Address. A source close to the Commission on Strategic Development said the Chief Executive told members at a meeting last week they could suggest specific issues and areas of study that the commission should be looking at. The recommendations should be submitted to the commission before the end of September. 'Mr Tung is hoping that he can detail the study plan of the commission in his Policy Address,' the source said. The inclusion of the commission's work plan in the Policy Address would show the two were related. 'What the commission proposes will make an impact on the present policies implemented by various bureaus,' he said. Government officials had earlier maintained the work of the commission, chaired by Mr Tung, would not cross policies spearheaded by policy bureaus. The source said: 'It [the commission] will be a useful channel to influence government policies.' Formed by Mr Tung to study long-term development strategies, the think-tank has commissioned a global consultancy to conduct a set of trend studies on political, social and economic developments in the region and worldwide. The consultancy will then map out what Hong Kong needs to do to respond, the source said.