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Public Accounts Committee

Commons Select Committee

The Public Accounts Committee examines the value for money of Government projects, programmes and service delivery. Drawing on the work of the National Audit Office the Committee holds government officials to account for the economy, efficiency and effectiveness of public spending.

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These pages only show information for this committee from the start of 2020 onwards. Earlier information can be found on the previous version of the UK Parliament website.

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37 current inquiries

Inquiries allow committees to consider oral and written evidence on a particular topic. They usually result in the publication of a report.

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Regulation after EU Exit
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 6 June 2022
Opened 20 May 2022
Electronic Monitoring programme
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 15 June 2022
Opened 19 May 2022
Government actions to combat waste crime
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 10 June 2022
Opened 19 May 2022
Secure training centres and secure schools
Opened 26 April 2022
Whole of Government Accounts
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 1 June 2022
Opened 26 April 2022
DfE Recall: SEND Review, Schools White Paper and the National Tuition Programme
Opened 25 April 2022
Government’s contracts with Randox Laboratories Ltd
Opened 25 April 2022
Managing cross-border travel during the COVID-19 pandemic
Opened 25 April 2022
Recall: Restoration & Renewal of Parliament
Opened 25 April 2022
High Speed 2: 2022 Spring Update
Opened 22 March 2022
British Steel Pension Scheme
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 6 June 2022
Opened 15 March 2022
Management of PPE Contracts
Opened 15 March 2022
Police uplift programme
Opened 15 March 2022
MoD Equipment Plan 2021-31
Report:
Published
On 11 May 2022
Govt. response:
Due by
On 11 July 2022
Opened 21 February 2022
DHSC Annual Reports and Accounts 2020-21
Opened 1 February 2022
Armoured Vehicles
Opened 26 January 2022
Restoration and renewal of Parliament
Opened 26 January 2022
Roll out of the COVID:19 vaccine programme
Opened 26 January 2022
NAO Estimates 2022-23
Opened 17 January 2022
BEIS Annual Report & Accounts 2020-21
Report:
Published
On 18 May 2022
Govt. response:
Due by
On 18 July 2022
Opened 12 January 2022
Child Maintenance
Opened 12 January 2022
Financial sustainability of the higher education sector in England
Opened 12 January 2022
Future of the Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors
Report:
Published
On 20 May 2022
Govt. response:
Due by
On 20 July 2022
Opened 12 January 2022
Lessons from implementing IR35 reforms
Report:
Published
On 25 May 2022
Govt. response:
Due by
On 25 July 2022
Opened 12 January 2022
Supporting local economic growth
Opened 12 January 2022
Use of evaluation and financial modelling in Government
Opened 12 January 2022
Academies Sector Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20
Report:
Published
On 25 March 2022
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 25 May 2022
Opened 8 December 2021
BBC efficiencies and reform
Opened 8 December 2021
Improving outcomes for women in the criminal justice system
Report:
Published
On 28 April 2022
Govt. response:
Due by
On 28 June 2022
Opened 8 December 2021
Regulation of private renting
Report:
Published
On 13 April 2022
Govt. response:
Due by
On 13 June 2022
Opened 8 December 2021
Progress with trade negotiations
Report:
Published
On 18 March 2022
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 18 May 2022
Opened 30 November 2021
Bounce Back Loans Scheme: Follow-up
Report:
Published
On 27 April 2022
Govt. response:
Due by
On 27 June 2022
Opened 26 November 2021
Government preparedness for the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons for government on risk
Report:
Published
On 23 March 2022
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 23 May 2022
Opened 26 November 2021
HMRC’s management of tax debt
Report:
Published
On 26 March 2022
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 26 May 2022
Opened 26 November 2021
NHS Backlogs and waiting times
Report:
Published
On 16 March 2022
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 16 May 2022
Opened 21 October 2021
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities recall (Homelessness and housing)
Opened 22 September 2021
Reducing the backlog in criminal courts
Report:
Published
On 9 March 2022
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 9 May 2022
Opened 21 September 2021

Latest publications

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First Special Report - Sixth Annual Report of the Chair of the Committee of Public Accounts
HC 50
Special Report
Second Report - Lessons from implementing IR35 reforms
Inquiry Lessons from implementing IR35 reforms
Committees Public Accounts Committee
HC 60
Report
Correspondence from Peter Schofield CB, Permanent Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions, re State Pension Underpayments, re 16 May 2022
Correspondence

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  • Address: Public Accounts Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA