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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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For information about the work of committees before 2020 please go to inquiries before 2020 and publications before 2020. For information on former committees before 2020, please visit former committees.

32 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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Emergency Services Network: Spring 2020 update
Opened 10 February 2020
High Speed 2: Spring 2020 update
Report:
Published
On 17 May 2020
Opened 10 February 2020
Support for children with special educational needs and disabilities
Report:
Published
On 6 May 2020
Opened 10 February 2020
Defence Nuclear Infrastructure
Report:
Published
On 13 May 2020
Opened 10 February 2020
University technical colleges
Report:
Published
On 10 June 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 14 September 2020
Opened 10 February 2020
EU Exit: Get ready for Brexit Campaign
Report:
Published
On 3 June 2020
Opened 5 March 2020
Gambling regulation: problem gambling and protecting vulnerable people
Report:
Published
On 28 June 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 13 July 2020
Opened 17 April 2020
Local authority commercial investment
Report:
Published
On 13 July 2020
Opened 17 April 2020
NHS capital expenditure and financial management
Report:
Published
On 8 July 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 22 July 2020
Opened 5 May 2020
Defence Capability and the Equipment Plan 2019-29
Report:
Published
On 15 July 2020
Opened 19 May 2020
Water supply and demand management
Report:
Published
On 10 July 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 15 September 2020
Opened 20 May 2020
Management of tax reliefs
Report:
Published
On 20 July 2020
Opened 27 May 2020
Whole of Government Response to COVID-19
Report:
Published
On 23 July 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 14 September 2020
Opened 4 June 2020
Readying the NHS and social care for the COVID-19 peak
Report:
Published
On 29 July 2020
Opened 4 June 2020
Improving the prison estate
Report:
Published
On 11 September 2020
Opened 4 June 2020
Progress in remediating dangerous cladding
Report:
Published
On 16 September 2020
Opened 15 June 2020
Immigration Enforcement
Report:
Published
On 18 September 2020
Opened 15 June 2020
NHS nursing workforce
Report:
Published
On 23 September 2020
Opened 15 June 2020
Restoration and renewal
Opened 23 June 2020
Tackling the tax gap
Opened 27 July 2020
Department for Work and Pensions Accounts 2019-20
Oral evidence:
Completed
On 24 September 2020
Opened 27 July 2020
Selecting towns for the Towns Fund
Opened 27 July 2020
Digital Transformation in the NHS
Opened 27 July 2020
Government support for UK exporters
Opened 27 July 2020
Home Office Recall
Opened 18 August 2020
Whitehall preparations for EU Exit
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 1 October 2020
Oral evidence:
Scheduled
For 8 October 2020
Opened 7 September 2020
Asylum accommodation and support transformation programme
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 1 October 2020
Oral evidence:
Scheduled
For 1 October 2020
Opened 7 September 2020
Carrier Strike
Oral evidence:
Scheduled
For 28 September 2020
Opened 7 September 2020
Specialist skills in the civil service
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 8 October 2020
Opened 16 September 2020
Starter Homes
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 15 October 2020
Opened 17 September 2020
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s management of the Magnox contract
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 28 September 2020
Oral evidence:
Scheduled
For 5 October 2020
Opened 18 September 2020
The production and distribution of cash
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 12 October 2020
Opened 22 September 2020

Latest publications

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Eighteenth Report - NHS nursing workforce
Inquiry NHS nursing workforce
Committees Public Accounts Committee
HC 408
Report
Correspondence from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority – Risk Reduction at Sellafield, dated 17 September 2020
Correspondence
Correspondence from Jeremy Westlake, Chief Financial Officer, Network Rail on Network Rail’s sale of the railway arches report, dated 11 September 2020
Correspondence

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  • Email: pubaccom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 3273 (General enquiries). For all media inquiries please contact Jessica Bridges Palmer bridgespalmerj@parliament.uk / 07917488489
  • Address: Public Accounts Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA