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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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27 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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Timeliness of local auditor reporting on local government in England
Report:
Published
On 14 July 2021
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 14 September 2021
Opened 23 March 2021
Home Office recall: Spring 2021
Report:
Published
On 27 July 2021
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 27 September 2021
Opened 23 March 2021
Fraud and Error
Report:
Published
On 30 June 2021
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 30 August 2021
Opened 23 March 2021
COVID-19: Culture Recovery Fund
Report:
Published
On 23 June 2021
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 23 August 2021
Opened 23 March 2021
Overview of costs in the English rail system
Report:
Published
On 7 July 2021
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 7 September 2021
Opened 26 April 2021
Initial lessons from the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Report:
Published
On 25 July 2021
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 25 September 2021
Opened 30 April 2021
COVID-19 cost tracker update
Report:
Published
On 25 July 2021
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 25 September 2021
Opened 30 April 2021
Principles of effective regulation
Report:
Published
On 15 September 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 15 November 2021
Opened 21 May 2021
DWP Employment Support
Report:
Published
On 8 September 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 8 November 2021
Opened 21 May 2021
Progress with defence estate disposals
Report:
Published
On 12 October 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 12 December 2021
Opened 7 June 2021
High Speed 2: Progress at Summer 2021
Report:
Published
On 22 September 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 22 November 2021
Opened 7 June 2021
Protecting consumers from unsafe products
Report:
Published
On 30 September 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 30 November 2021
Opened 8 June 2021
Government’s delivery through arm’s-length bodies
Report:
Published
On 24 September 2021
Govt. response:
Due by
On 24 November 2021
Opened 8 June 2021
Crossrail: A progress update
Opened 9 June 2021
School funding
Opened 5 July 2021
Lessons from Greensill Capital
Opened 5 July 2021
DWP Accounts- Fraud and error in the benefits system
Opened 26 August 2021
National Law Enforcement Data Programme
Opened 1 September 2021
Efficiency in Government
Opened 1 September 2021
Green homes grant voucher programme
Opened 6 September 2021
Environmental Land Management Scheme
Opened 6 September 2021
Challenges in implementing digital change
Opened 6 September 2021
Underpayments of the State Pension
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 25 October 2021
Opened 21 September 2021
Reducing the backlog in criminal courts
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 4 November 2021
Opened 21 September 2021
DCMS recall (Broadband)
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 1 November 2021
Opened 21 September 2021
Achieving Net Zero: Follow up
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 21 October 2021
Opened 21 September 2021
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 28 October 2021
Opened 22 September 2021

Latest publications

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Twentieth Report - Optimising the defence estate
Inquiry Progress with defence estate disposals
Committees Public Accounts Committee
HC 179
Report
Nineteenth Report - Protecting consumers from unsafe products
Inquiry Protecting consumers from unsafe products
Committees Public Accounts Committee
HC 180
Report
Eighteenth Report - Government’s delivery through arm’s-length bodies
Inquiry Government’s delivery through arm’s-length bodies
Committees Public Accounts Committee
HC 181
Report

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