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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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34 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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Work of Ofwat
Opened 2 November 2023
Flood defences
Opened 25 October 2023
Homes for Ukraine
Opened 24 October 2023
Cross-government working
Opened 20 September 2023
Improving defence inventory management
Opened 12 September 2023
Managing government borrowing
Opened 12 September 2023
Reducing the harm from illegal drugs
Opened 12 September 2023
Whole of Government Accounts 2020-21
Opened 12 September 2023
FCDO Annual Report and Accounts 2022-23
Opened 31 July 2023
HS2 and Euston: Recall
Opened 31 July 2023
Restoration and Renewal Recall
Opened 31 July 2023
HMRC Standard Report 2022-23
Opened 27 July 2023
Lessons learned: competition in public procurement
Opened 27 July 2023
Preparedness for online safety regulation
Opened 27 July 2023
New Hospital Programme
Report:
Published
On 17 November 2023
Govt. response:
Due by
On 17 January 2024
Opened 20 July 2023
The Government’s resources and waste reforms for England
Report:
Published
On 1 December 2023
Govt. response:
Due by
On 1 February 2024
Opened 20 July 2023
Active travel in England
Report:
Published
On 3 November 2023
Govt. response:
Due by
On 3 January 2024
Opened 24 May 2023
DWP Annual Report & Accounts 2022-23
Opened 24 May 2023
Revising health assessments for disability benefits
Report:
Published
On 29 November 2023
Govt. response:
Due by
On 29 January 2024
Opened 24 May 2023
Supported housing
Report:
Published
On 10 November 2023
Govt. response:
Due by
On 10 January 2024
Opened 24 May 2023
The Asylum Transformation Programme
Report:
Published
On 27 October 2023
Govt. response:
Due by
On 27 December 2023
Opened 24 May 2023
The condition of school buildings
Report:
Published
On 19 November 2023
Govt. response:
Due by
On 19 January 2024
Opened 24 May 2023
Access to urgent and emergency care
Report:
Published
On 25 October 2023
Govt. response:
Due by
On 25 December 2023
Opened 18 May 2023
Update on the rollout of smart meters
Report:
Published
On 20 October 2023
Govt. response:
Due by
On 20 December 2023
Opened 17 May 2023
Improving resettlement support for prison leavers
Report:
Published
On 11 November 2023
Govt. response:
Due by
On 11 January 2024
Opened 16 May 2023
Progress with making tax digital
Report:
Published
On 24 November 2023
Govt. response:
Due by
On 24 January 2024
Opened 16 May 2023
Support for innovation to deliver net zero
Report:
Published
On 15 November 2023
Govt. response:
Due by
On 15 January 2024
Opened 16 May 2023
Bulb Energy
Report:
Published
On 1 November 2023
Govt. response:
Due by
On 1 January 2024
Opened 29 March 2023
Defra Recall: Environmental protection
Opened 15 February 2023
DCMS: Broadband, Gambling and Unboxed
Opened 13 January 2023
DLUHC: Homes data, Local economic growth, Local Government funding settlement
Opened 13 January 2023
NAO Main Estimate 2023-2024
Opened 13 January 2023
Housing Recall
Opened 9 June 2022
NAO Estimates 2022-23
Opened 17 January 2022

Upcoming events

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Thursday 14 December 2023
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
HMRC Standard Report 2022-23 - Oral evidence 14 December 2023
10:00am
  • Jim Harra (Permanent Secretary and Chief Executive at HMRC)
  • Justin Holliday (Chief Finance Officer and Tax Assurance Commissioner at HMRC)
  • Angela MacDonald (Second Permanent Secretary at HMRC)
Fully physical meeting
Monday 11 December 2023
3:00pm Private
4:30pm Public
Cross-government working - Oral evidence 11 December 2023
4:30pm
  • Sir Alex Chisholm (Permanent Secretary at Cabinet Office)
  • Cat Little (Second Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury)
3:30pm
  • Catherine Hutchinson (Head of the Evaluation Task Force at HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office)
  • Will Garton (Director-General for Levelling-up at Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)
  • Chris Thompson (Director for Net Zero Strategy at Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
  • Nathan Moores (Director for Shared Services Strategy for Government at Cabinet Office)
Fully physical meeting
Thursday 7 December 2023
9:00am Private
10:45am Public
Managing government borrowing - Oral evidence 7 December 2023
10:45am
  • James Bowler CB (Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury)
  • Sir Robert Stheeman (Chief Executive at Debt Management Office)
  • Dax Harkins (Chief Executive at National Savings and Investments)
10:00am
  • Richard Hughes (Chair at Office for Budget Responsibility)
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 6 December 2023
9:00am Private
9:15am Public
Preparedness for online safety regulation - Oral evidence 6 December 2023
9:15am
  • Sarah Munby (Permanent Secretary at Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
  • Sarah Connolly (Director for Security and Online Harms at Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
  • Dame Melanie Dawes (Chief Executive at Ofcom)
  • Jessica Smith (Principal for Online Safety at Ofcom)
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

Latest publications

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Fourth Report - Use of evaluation and modelling in government
Inquiry Use of evaluation and financial modelling in Government
HC 254
Report
Response to this report
Correspondence from James Bowler, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury, re Treasury Minute response to the Committee’s report on use of evaluation and modelling in government, dated 30 November 2023
Correspondence
Response to this report
Correspondence from James Bowler, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury, re Treasury Minute response to the Committee’s report on use of evaluation and modelling in government, dated 9 January 2023
Correspondence
Response to this report
Treasury minutes: Government response to the Committee of Public Accounts on the Fourth report from Session 2022-23
HC 254
Government Response
Correspondence from James Bowler, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury, re Treasury Minute response to the Committee’s report on use of evaluation and modelling in government, dated 30 November 2023
Correspondence
Thirty-Sixth Report - The Defence digital strategy
Inquiry The Defence digital strategy
HC 727
Report
Response to this report
Correspondence from Paul Lincoln CB OBE VR, Second Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence, re Update to the Public Accounts Committee recommendation: 36th Report of Session 2022-23: the Defence digital strategy, dated 28 November 2023
Correspondence
Response to this report
Treasury minutes: Government response to the Committee of Public Accounts on the Thirty sixth report from Session 2022-23
HC 727
Government Response

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