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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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Upcoming events

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Thursday 19 October 2023
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
Restoration and Renewal Recall - Oral evidence 19 October 2023
10:00am
  • Tom Goldsmith (Clerk of the House of Commons at House of Commons)
  • Dr Patsy Richards (Interim Managing Director at Restoration and Renewal Client Team)
  • David Goldstone CBE (Chief Executive at Palace of Westminster Restoration and Renewal Delivery Authority)
  • Andy Helliwell (Chief Operating Officer at House of Lords)
Physical meeting
Monday 23 October 2023
3:30pm Private
4:00pm Public
Lessons learned: competition in public procurement - Oral evidence 23 October 2023
4:00pm
  • Sir Alex Chisholm (Permanent Secretary at Cabinet Office)
  • Gareth Rhys Williams (Government Chief Commercial Officer and Non-Executive Director at Crown Commercial Service)
  • Simon Tse (Chief Executive at Crown Commercial Service)
  • Andrew Cartner (Director Public Spending at HM Treasury)
Fully physical meeting
Thursday 26 October 2023
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
Preparedness for online safety regulation - Oral evidence 26 October 2023
10:00am
  • Sarah Munby (Permanent Secretary at Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
  • Dame Melanie Dawes (Chief Executive at Ofcom)
  • Jessica Smith (Principal for Online Safety at Ofcom)
Fully physical meeting
Thursday 2 November 2023
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
HMRC Standard Report 2022-23 - Oral evidence 2 November 2023
10:00am
  • Jim Harra (First 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

Past events

Monday 18 September 2023
3:00pm Private
4:00pm Public
DWP Annual Report & Accounts 2022-23 - Oral evidence 18 September 2023
4:00pm
  • Peter Schofield CB (Permanent Secretary at Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Neil Couling (Director General Change and Resilience, and Universal Credit SRO at Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Catherine Vaughan (Finance Director General at Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Richard Hawthorn (Director, Operational Excellence, Customer Services Group at His Majesty Revenue and Customs)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Monday 11 September 2023
3:00pm Private
4:15pm Public
Oral evidence session 11 September 2023
The condition of school buildings - Oral evidence
3:15pm
  • Susan Acland-Hood (Permanent Secretary at Department for Education)
  • Jane Cunliffe (Chief Operating Officer, Operations and Infrastructure Group at Department for Education)
The Government’s resources and waste reforms for England - Oral evidence
4:15pm
  • Tamara Finkelstein CB (Permanent Secretary at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
  • Sarah Homer (Director General, Portfolio Delivery at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
  • Emma Bourne OBE (Director, Resources and Waste at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Thursday 7 September 2023
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
New Hospital Programme - Oral evidence 7 September 2023
10:00am
  • Shona Dunn (Permanent Secretary at Department of Health and Social Care)
  • Natalie Forrest (Senior Responsible Owner for the New Hospitals Programme at Department of Health and Social Care)
  • Amanda Pritchard (Chief Executive at NHS England)
  • Julian Kelly (Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CEO at NHS England)
  • Professor Sir Stephen Powis (National Medical Director at NHS England)
Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Wednesday 19 July 2023
9:30am Private
10:00am Public
Active travel in England - Oral evidence 19 July 2023
10:00am
  • Dame Bernadette Kelly DCB (Permanent Secretary at Department for Transport)
  • Jessica Matthew (Co-Director for the Local Transport Directorate at Department for Transport)
  • Danny Williams (Chief Executive at Active Travel England)
The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

Contact us

  • Email: pubaccom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: 020 7219 5776 (general enquiries) | 020 7219 8480 (media enquiries)
  • Address: Public Accounts Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA