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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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Monday 26 February 2024
3:00pm Private
4:00pm Public
Investigation into student loans issued to those studying at franchised higher education providers - Oral evidence 26 February 2024
4:00pm
  • Susan Acland-Hood (Permanent Secretary at Department for Education)
  • Julia Kinniburgh (DG Skills at Department for Education)
  • Susan Lapworth (CEO at Office for Students)
  • Chris Larmer (CEO at Student Loans Company)
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Monday 4 March 2024
3:30pm Private
4:00pm Public
Investigation into whistleblowing in the civil service - Oral evidence 4 March 2024
4:00pm
  • Fiona Ryland (Government Chief People Officer at Cabinet Office)
Fully physical meeting
Monday 11 March 2024
3:30pm Private
4:00pm Public
Progress in implementing Universal Credit - Oral evidence 11 March 2024
4:00pm
  • Peter Schofield CB (Permanent Secretary at Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Neil Couling CBE (Change and Resilience Director General and Senior Responsible Owner for Universal Credit at Department for Work and Pensions)
  • Helga Swidenbank (Director of Disability Services, Working Age and Move to UC at Department for Work and Pensions)
Fully physical meeting
Wednesday 13 March 2024
1:00pm Private
1:30pm Public
DHSC Annual Report & Accounts 2022-23 - Oral evidence 13 March 2024
1:30pm
  • Sir Chris Wormald (Permanent Secretary at Department of Health and Social Care)
  • Shona Dunn (Second Permanent Secretary at Department of Health and Social Care)
  • Andy Brittain (Director General, Finance at Department of Health and Social Care)
Fully physical meeting

Past events

Wednesday 21 February 2024
1:00pm Private
1:30pm Public
Government resilience: extreme weather - Oral evidence 21 February 2024
1:30pm
  • Matthew Clarke (Resilience Director at Cabinet Office)
  • Roger Hargreaves (Director, COBR Unit at Cabinet Office)
  • Clive Martin (Head of the Government Risk Profession at Government Finance Function)
  • Professor Penelope Endersby (Chief Executive at Met Office)
  • Tamara Finkelstein CB (Permanent Secretary at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Monday 19 February 2024
2:30pm Private
3:00pm Public
Oral evidence session 19 February 2024
NAO Main Estimate 2024-2025 - Oral evidence
3:00pm
  • Gareth Davies (Comptroller and Auditor General at National Audit Office)
  • Daniel Lambauer (Executive Director (Operations) at National Audit Office)
  • Rebecca Sheeran (Executive Director at National Audit Office)
The BBC's implementation of Across the UK - Oral evidence
4:00pm
  • Tim Davie CBE (Director-General at BBC)
  • Leigh Tavaziva (Chief Operating Officer at BBC)
  • Thomas Wrathmell (Programme Director at BBC)
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Wednesday 7 February 2024
1:00pm Private
1:30pm Public
NHS Supply Chain and efficiencies in procurement - Oral evidence 7 February 2024
1:30pm
  • Shona Dunn (Second Permanent Secretary at Department of Health and Social Care)
  • Amanda Pritchard (CEO at NHS England)
  • Jacqui Rock (Chief Commercial Officer at NHS England)
  • Julian Kelly (Chief Financial Officer at NHS England)
  • Andrew New (CEO at NHS Supply Chain)
The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Monday 5 February 2024
3:30pm Private
4:00pm Public
Civil service workforce: Recruitment, pay and performance management - Oral evidence 5 February 2024
4:00pm
  • Sir Alex Chisholm (Permanent Secretary at Cabinet Office)
  • Fiona Ryland (Government Chief People Officer at Cabinet Office)
  • Mark Adam (Chief People Officer at Ministry of Justice)
  • Esther Wallington (Chief People Officer at HM Revenue and Customs)
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