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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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Public must see benefits from changes to NHS commissioning
Committee publishes report on Clinical Commissioning Groups
8 March 2019
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Concern over spending on new apprenticeships
Chair comments on today's National Audit Office report
6 March 2019
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Windrush: Home Office failed in duty to protect people's rights
Committee publishes report on Windrush generation and the Home Office
6 March 2019
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Identity system is ‘textbook case' of programme management failure
Meg Hillir MP comments on today's National Audit Office report, Investigation into Verify
5 March 2019
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Army and Capita must share blame for soldier recruitment failures
Committee publishes report on Capita's contracts with the Ministry of Defence
1 March 2019
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Brexit: Readiness of traders a significant ‘no deal' risk
Committee publishes National Audit Office memorandum
28 February 2019
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Difficult year expected for passengers on UK's railways
Committee publishes report on rail management and timetabling
27 February 2019
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Government to face committee following scrapped ferry contract
Scrapping of the Seaborne contract raises questions about Department's readiness for Brexit.
11 February 2019
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Services threatened by flaws in Government planning and spending decisions
Committee warns of threats to services, because of flaws in planning and spending decisions
8 February 2019
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Government in denial over state of council finances
Public Accounts Committee finds that Government ensure long-term planning for local authorities
6 February 2019
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Ministry of Defence must act now on unaffordable equipment plan
Government must urgently take decisions on defence priorities
1 February 2019
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Health screening threatened by inadequate IT
Committee Chair comments on NAO reports investigating the management of health screening.
1 February 2019
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Transforming children's services inquiry launched
Committee of Public Accounts launch transforming children's services inquiry
28 January 2019
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Brexit's impact on public finances must be made clear in accounts
While Whole Government Accounts is essential reading, Government can and should do more to improve its usefulness
25 January 2019
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Committee question HM Chief Inspector on Ofsted
Committee takes evidence from HM Chief Inspector around Committee recommendations on Ofsted school inspections
23 January 2019
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PAC Chair says Children's safety must not be subject to a postcode lottery
NAO publishes report about pressures on children's social care
23 January 2019
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Committee reports on preferred candidate for new C&AG
Committee publishes report on preferred canddiate for Comptroller and Auditor General
23 January 2019
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Children's education damaged by academy failures and misuse of funds
Committee publishes report into high-profile academy failures
23 January 2019
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Staff shortages and rising demand threaten NHS long-term plan
NAO publishes report examining financial sustainability in the NHS
18 January 2019
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Governance of local authorities must deliver value for taxpayers
Chair comments on NAO report on local authority governance
15 January 2019
Total results 547 (page 10 of 28)