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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.

Taxation | Education | Health and Social Care

For information about the work of committees before 2020 please go to inquiries before 2020 and publications before 2020. For information on former committees before 2020, please visit former committees.

Committee news

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PAC blasts decades of MoD failure to “get a grip”
Committee publish report on Defence Capability and the Equipment Plan 2019-29
15 July 2020
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Government “blind” to “extreme risks” of investment by cash-strapped councils
Committee publish report Local authority investment in commercial property
13 July 2020
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England faces “serious risk of running out of water within 20 years”
Committee publish report on Water supply and demand management
10 July 2020
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Committee demands detailed plan for PPE from DHSC within 2 months, ahead of potential second Covid wave
Committee publish report NHS expenditure and financial management
8 July 2020
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Name and shame betting companies for poor behaviour
Committee publish report Gambling regulation: problem gambling and protecting vulnerable people
28 June 2020
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Taxpayer is paying over the odds for UTCs
Committee publishes report on University technical colleges
10 June 2020
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Business and public will struggle with parallel Covid-19 and Brexit messages
Committee publish report EU Exit: Get ready for Brexit Campaign
3 June 2020
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High-Speed 2 project managers “blindsided by contact with reality”
Committee publish report on High Speed 2: Spring 2020 Update
17 May 2020
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Poor contracting at MoD leaves taxpayer to shoulder ballooning costs
Committee publish report on Defence Nuclear Infrastructure
13 May 2020
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Desperate parents scramble for “golden ticket” for children with SEND
Committee publish report on Support for children with special educational needs and disabilities
6 May 2020
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Committee launches inquiry on problem gambling
Committee re-launches work programme with inquiry into gambling regulation and problem gambling, and a call for extra evidence on impact of Covid19
20 April 2020
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Committee launches inquiry on local authority commercial investment
Committee launches inquiry on local authority commercial investment, with call for evidence
20 April 2020
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Committee inquiries suspended due to coronavirus action
Committee inquiries suspended due to coronavirus action
20 March 2020
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Committee to examine the “Get ready for Brexit” communications campaign
Public Accounts Committee to question Cabinet Office officials
15 March 2020
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University Technical Colleges to be examined by Public Accounts Committee
Public Accounts Committee will question Department for Education officials
14 March 2020
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Committee examines ongoing delays and overspend on nuclear defence projects
Public Accounts Committee examines ongoing delays and overspend on nuclear defence projects
9 March 2020
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Committee to examine disparities for pupils with SEND
PAC to examine disparities for pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
6 March 2020
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High Speed 2 Spring 2020 update
Committee opens 2020 Parliament with inquiry into HS2 go-ahead
3 March 2020
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Public Accounts Committee membership agreed
See the committee membership for Parliament 2019
2 March 2020
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Meg Hillier MP elected Chair of the Public Accounts Committee
Committee Chair elected
30 January 2020
Total results 912 (page 1 of 46)