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46 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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Decarbonising home heating
Opened 22 March 2024
HMRC customer service
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 28 May 2024
Opened 22 March 2024
Investigation into UKHSA Health Security Campus
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 26 April 2024
Opened 22 March 2024
NHS England’s modelling for the Long-Term Workforce Plan
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 22 May 2024
Opened 22 March 2024
Preparations to extend childcare entitlements for working parents in England
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 29 April 2024
Opened 22 March 2024
Rail reform: The rail transformation programme
Opened 22 March 2024
Supporting mobile connectivity
Opened 22 March 2024
The UK border: Implementing an effective trade border
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 17 May 2024
Opened 22 March 2024
Update on reducing the backlog in Criminal Courts
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 29 May 2024
Opened 22 March 2024
Use of artificial intelligence in government
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 3 May 2024
Opened 22 March 2024
Whole of Government Accounts 2021-22
Written evidence:
Accepting
Deadline 1 May 2024
Opened 22 March 2024
Asylum Accommodation and UK-Rwanda partnership
Opened 11 March 2024
Excess votes 2022-23
Report:
Published
On 29 February 2024
Govt. response:
Due by
On 29 April 2024
Opened 22 February 2024
NAO Main Estimate 2024-2025
Opened 18 January 2024
Civil service workforce: Recruitment, pay and performance management
Report:
Published
On 22 March 2024
Govt. response:
Due by
On 22 May 2024
Opened 10 January 2024
Delivering value from government investment in major projects
Opened 10 January 2024
DHSC Annual Report & Accounts 2022-23
Opened 10 January 2024
Government resilience: extreme weather
Opened 10 January 2024
Investigation into student loans issued to those studying at franchised higher education providers
Opened 10 January 2024
Investigation into whistleblowing in the civil service
Opened 10 January 2024
NHS Supply Chain and efficiencies in procurement
Report:
Published
On 27 March 2024
Govt. response:
Due by
On 27 May 2024
Opened 10 January 2024
Non-executive director appointments
Opened 10 January 2024
Progress in implementing Universal Credit
Opened 10 January 2024
Value for Money from Legal Aid
Opened 10 January 2024
The Equipment Plan 2023–2033
Report:
Published
On 8 March 2024
Govt. response:
Published
On 11 March 2024
Opened 4 January 2024
Cabinet Office functional savings
Report:
Published
On 1 March 2024
Govt. response:
Due by
On 1 May 2024
Opened 13 December 2023
Lessons for government: monitoring and responding to companies in distress
Report:
Published
On 13 March 2024
Govt. response:
Due by
On 13 May 2024
Opened 13 December 2023
Levelling up funding to local government
Report:
Published
On 15 March 2024
Govt. response:
Due by
On 15 May 2024
Opened 13 December 2023
Reforming adult social care in England
Report:
Published
On 20 March 2024
Govt. response:
Due by
On 20 May 2024
Opened 13 December 2023
The BBC's implementation of Across the UK
Opened 13 December 2023
UK-Rwanda Migration and Economic Development Partnership
Opened 8 December 2023
Work of Ofwat
Opened 2 November 2023
Homes for Ukraine
Report:
Published
On 23 February 2024
Govt. response:
Due by
On 23 April 2024
Opened 24 October 2023
Cross-government working
Report:
Published
On 13 February 2024
Govt. response:
Overdue
Since 13 April 2024
Opened 20 September 2023
Managing government borrowing
Report:
Published
On 5 March 2024
Govt. response:
Due by
On 5 May 2024
Opened 12 September 2023
FCDO Annual Report and Accounts 2022-23
Opened 31 July 2023
Restoration and Renewal Recall
Opened 31 July 2023
HMRC Standard Report 2022-23
Report:
Published
On 28 February 2024
Govt. response:
Due by
On 28 April 2024
Opened 27 July 2023
Preparedness for online safety regulation
Report:
Published
On 21 February 2024
Govt. response:
Due by
On 21 April 2024
Opened 27 July 2023
DWP Annual Report & Accounts 2022-23
Report:
Published
On 6 December 2023
Govt. response:
Published
On 25 March 2024
Opened 24 May 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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Wednesday 15 May 2024
1:00pm Private
1:30pm Public
Whole of Government Accounts 2021-22 - Oral evidence 15 May 2024
1:30pm
  • James Bowler CB (Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury)
  • Conrad Smewing (Director General, Public Spending at HM Treasury)
  • Andrew Cartner (Director, Public Spending at HM Treasury)
Fully physical meeting
Monday 13 May 2024
3:30pm Private
4:00pm Public
Investigation into UKHSA Health Security Campus - Oral evidence 13 May 2024
4:00pm
  • Professor Dame Jenny Harries DBE (Chief Executive at UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA))
  • Scott McPherson (Strategy, Policy and Programmes and Programme Senior Responsible Officer at UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA))
  • Shona Dunn CB (Second Permanent Secretary at Department of Health and Social Care)
Fully physical meeting
Wednesday 8 May 2024
1:00pm Private
1:30pm Public
Preparations to extend childcare entitlements for working parents in England - Oral evidence 8 May 2024
1:30pm
  • Susan Acland-Hood (Permanent Secretary at Department for Education)
  • Justin Russell (Director General for Families at Department for Education)
  • Susie Owen (Director and SRO for the Early Years Programme at Department for Education)
Fully physical meeting
Monday 29 April 2024
3:30pm Private
4:00pm Public
Rail reform: The rail transformation programme - Oral evidence 29 April 2024
4:00pm
  • Dame Bernadette Kelly DCB (Permanent Secretary at Department for Transport)
  • Conrad Bailey (Director General, Rail Strategy and Services Group at Department for Transport)
  • Anit Chandarana (Interim Director General, Rail Infrastructure at Department for Transport)
  • Andrew Haines (Chief Executive at Network Rail, and Lead at Great British Railways Transition Team)
Fully physical meeting
Wednesday 24 April 2024
1:00pm Private
1:30pm Public
Decarbonising home heating - Oral evidence 24 April 2024
1:30pm
  • Jeremy Pocklington CB (Permanent Secretary at Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
  • Ben Rimmington (Director General, Net Zero Buildings and Industry at Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
  • David Capper (Director of Net Zero Buildings at Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
Fully physical meeting
Monday 22 April 2024
3:30pm Private
4:00pm Public
Supporting mobile connectivity - Oral evidence 22 April 2024
4:00pm
  • Sarah Munby (Permanent Secretary at Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
  • Emran Mian CB OBE (Director General for Digital, Technology and Telecoms at Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
  • Dean Creamer CBE (Chief Executive at Building Digital UK)
Fully physical meeting
Wednesday 17 April 2024
1:00pm Private
1:30pm Public
Investigation into whistleblowing in the civil service - Oral evidence 17 April 2024
1:30pm
  • Fiona Ryland (Government Chief People Officer at Cabinet Office)
  • Matthew Davies (HR Deputy Director at Cabinet Office)
  • Esther Wallington (Chief People Officer at HM Revenue and Customs)
  • Helen Pickles (Interim Director General for People and Capability at Department for Work and Pensions)
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

Latest publications

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Correspondence from Peter Schofield CB, Permanent Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions, re Progress in implementing Universal Credit, dated 22 March 2024
Inquiry Progress in implementing Universal Credit
Correspondence
Seventy-Second Report - Update on the rollout of smart meters
Inquiry Update on the rollout of smart meters
HC 1332
Report
Response to this report
Correspondence from Jeremy Pocklington CB, Permanent Secretary, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, re Update on the rollout of smart meters, dated 22 March 2024
HC 1332
Correspondence
Response to this report
Correspondence from Dame Meg Hillier, Chair of the Committee of Public Accounts, to Jeremy Pocklington CB, Permanent Secretary, Department for Energy Security & Net Zero, and Jonathan Brearley, Chief Executive, Ofgem, re Treasury minute response – Update on the rollout of smart meters, dated 21 February 2024
HC 1332
Correspondence
Response to this report
Treasury minutes: Government response to the Committee of Public Accounts on the Seventy-second report from Session 2022-23
HC 1332
Government Response
Correspondence from Jeremy Pocklington CB, Permanent Secretary, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, re Update on the rollout of smart meters, dated 22 March 2024
HC 1332
Correspondence

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