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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 visit committees before 2020, inquiries before 2020 or publications before 2020.

45 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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High Speed 2: Spring 2020 update
Report:
Published
On 17 May 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 21 October 2020
Opened 10 February 2020
Support for children with special educational needs and disabilities
Report:
Published
On 6 May 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 21 October 2020
Opened 10 February 2020
Defence Nuclear Infrastructure
Report:
Published
On 13 May 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 21 October 2020
Opened 10 February 2020
University technical colleges
Report:
Published
On 10 June 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 21 October 2020
Opened 10 February 2020
EU Exit: Get ready for Brexit Campaign
Report:
Published
On 3 June 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 21 October 2020
Opened 5 March 2020
Gambling regulation: problem gambling and protecting vulnerable people
Report:
Published
On 28 June 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 9 October 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
Govt. response:
Published
On 18 November 2020
Opened 4 June 2020
Improving the prison estate
Report:
Published
On 11 September 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 18 November 2020
Opened 4 June 2020
Progress in remediating dangerous cladding
Report:
Published
On 16 September 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 18 November 2020
Opened 15 June 2020
Immigration Enforcement
Report:
Published
On 18 September 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 18 November 2020
Opened 15 June 2020
NHS nursing workforce
Report:
Published
On 23 September 2020
Opened 15 June 2020
Restoration and renewal
Report:
Published
On 5 October 2020
Govt. response:
Published
On 18 November 2020
Opened 23 June 2020
Tackling the tax gap
Report:
Published
On 16 October 2020
Opened 27 July 2020
Department for Work and Pensions Accounts 2019-20
Report:
Published
On 18 November 2020
Opened 27 July 2020
Selecting towns for the Towns Fund
Report:
Published
On 11 November 2020
Opened 27 July 2020
Digital Transformation in the NHS
Opened 27 July 2020
Government support for UK exporters
Report:
Published
On 28 October 2020
Opened 27 July 2020
Home Office Recall
Opened 18 August 2020
Whitehall preparations for EU Exit
Opened 7 September 2020
Asylum accommodation and support transformation programme
Report:
Published
On 20 November 2020
Opened 7 September 2020
Delivering carrier strike
Report:
Published
On 13 November 2020
Opened 7 September 2020
Specialist skills in the civil service
Opened 16 September 2020
Starter Homes
Opened 17 September 2020
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s management of the Magnox contract
Opened 18 September 2020
The production and distribution of cash
Opened 22 September 2020
COVID-19: Supply of ventilators
Report:
Published
On 25 November 2020
Opened 24 September 2020
Covid-19: The Bounce Back Loan Scheme
Opened 24 September 2020
Department for Transport recall: recent policy developments
Opened 28 September 2020
Improving Broadband
Opened 20 October 2020
COVID-19: Support for jobs
Opened 21 October 2020
UK Border 2020: preparedness
Opened 22 October 2020
Managing colleges’ financial sustainability
Oral evidence:
Completed
On 26 November 2020
Opened 22 October 2020
Achieving government’s long-term environmental goals
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 30 November 2020
Oral evidence:
Scheduled
For 3 December 2020
Opened 22 October 2020
Covid-19: Government procurement, and contracts for PPE
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 7 December 2020
Opened 22 October 2020
HMRC Standard Report
Opened 4 November 2020
Whole of Government Accounts 2018-19
Opened 4 November 2020
MHCLG recall
Oral evidence:
Scheduled
For 7 December 2020
Opened 5 November 2020
Lessons from major projects and programmes
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 27 November 2020
Oral evidence:
Scheduled
For 30 November 2020
Opened 5 November 2020
Covid-19: the free schools meals voucher scheme
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 14 December 2020
Opened 26 November 2020

Latest publications

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Twenty-seventh Report - Covid-19: Supply of ventilators
Inquiry COVID-19: Supply of ventilators
Committees Public Accounts Committee
HC 685
Report
Correspondence from Alex Chisholm, Permanent Secretary, Civil Service Chief Operating Officer & Cabinet Office, re NAO report: The UK border: preparedness for the end of the transition period, dated 18 November 2020
Correspondence
Correspondence from Public Accounts Chair Meg Hillier to Jeremy Pocklington, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, re 8 October announcement – coronavirus enforcement, dated 19 November 2020
Correspondence

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