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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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40 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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Local authority commercial investment
Report:
Published
On 13 July 2020
Opened 17 April 2020
Defence Capability and the Equipment Plan 2019-29
Report:
Published
On 15 July 2020
Opened 19 May 2020
Management of tax reliefs
Report:
Published
On 20 July 2020
Opened 27 May 2020
NHS nursing workforce
Report:
Published
On 23 September 2020
Opened 15 June 2020
Tackling the tax gap
Report:
Published
On 16 October 2020
Opened 27 July 2020
Selecting towns for the Towns Fund
Report:
Published
On 11 November 2020
Opened 27 July 2020
Government support for UK exporters
Report:
Published
On 28 October 2020
Opened 27 July 2020
Digital Transformation in the NHS
Report:
Published
On 6 November 2020
Opened 27 July 2020
Department for Work and Pensions Accounts 2019-20
Report:
Published
On 18 November 2020
Opened 27 July 2020
Home Office Recall
Opened 18 August 2020
Whitehall preparations for EU Exit
Report:
Published
On 2 December 2020
Opened 7 September 2020
Delivering carrier strike
Report:
Published
On 13 November 2020
Opened 7 September 2020
Asylum accommodation and support transformation programme
Report:
Published
On 20 November 2020
Opened 7 September 2020
Specialist skills in the civil service
Report:
Published
On 11 December 2020
Opened 16 September 2020
Starter Homes
Report:
Published
On 9 December 2020
Opened 17 September 2020
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s management of the Magnox contract
Report:
Published
On 27 November 2020
Opened 18 September 2020
The production and distribution of cash
Report:
Published
On 4 December 2020
Opened 22 September 2020
COVID-19: Supply of ventilators
Report:
Published
On 25 November 2020
Opened 24 September 2020
COVID-19: Bounce Back Loan Scheme
Report:
Published
On 16 December 2020
Opened 24 September 2020
Department for Transport recall: recent policy developments
Opened 28 September 2020
Improving Broadband
Report:
Published
On 8 January 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 8 March 2021
Opened 20 October 2020
COVID-19: Support for jobs
Report:
Published
On 20 December 2020
Govt. response:
Due by
On 20 February 2021
Opened 21 October 2020
UK Border 2020: preparedness
Opened 22 October 2020
Managing colleges’ financial sustainability
Opened 22 October 2020
COVID-19: Government procurement and supply of personal protective equipment
Opened 22 October 2020
Achieving government’s long-term environmental goals
Opened 22 October 2020
Whole of Government Accounts 2018-19
Opened 4 November 2020
HMRC performance in 2019-20
Opened 4 November 2020
MHCLG recall
Opened 5 November 2020
Lessons from major projects and programmes
Opened 5 November 2020
COVID-19: Free School Meals Voucher Scheme
Opened 26 November 2020
Managing flood risks
Opened 17 December 2020
COVID-19: Test, track and trace (part 1)
Opened 17 December 2020
COVID-19: Planning for the vaccine (part 1)
Opened 17 December 2020
COVID-19: Housing rough sleepers
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 18 January 2021
Opened 17 December 2020
Achieving Net Zero
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 21 January 2021
Opened 17 December 2020
Managing the expiry of PFI contracts
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 1 February 2021
Opened 21 December 2020
Digital services at the border
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 25 January 2021
Opened 21 December 2020
Defence Equipment Plan 2020-2030
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 28 January 2021
Opened 21 December 2020
UK Border 2021: Update
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 18 January 2021
Opened 12 January 2021

Latest publications

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Correspondence from Public Accounts Chair Meg Hillier to Jeremy Pocklington, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, re MHCLG recall, dated 18 December 2020
Inquiry MHCLG recall
Committees Public Accounts Committee
HC 975
Correspondence
Correspondence from Sir Stephen Lovegrove, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, re Following the publication of Second Report of Session, 2019-2021 on Defence Nuclear Infrastructure, dated 17 December 2020
Inquiry Defence Nuclear Infrastructure
Committees Public Accounts Committee
HC 86
Correspondence
Correspondence from Tamara Finkelstein, Permanent Secretary, DEFRA, re Covid funding for zoos, the England Peatland Strategy, and government monitoring of cycling, walking and driving, dated 3 December 2020
Inquiry Achieving government’s long-term environmental goals
Committees Public Accounts Committee
HC 927
Correspondence

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