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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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Mental health: poor NHS provision is failing young people
Committee publishes report into mental health support for young people
11 January 2019
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Local bodies' response to work of auditors ‘deeply concerning'
Committee Chair comments on NAO report about local auditor reporting
10 January 2019
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Committee looks at current and future role of CCGs
Public Accounts Committee launch inquiry on Clinical Commissioning Groups
19 December 2018
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DHSC accounts mask reality of funding pressures, warns MPs
Public Accounts Committee report on Department of Health and Social Care accounts published
19 December 2018
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NHS is crying out for stability, says Chair
Meg Hillier MP comments on National Audit Office report
18 December 2018
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Committee examine Home Office systems in relation to Windrush
Committee to take evidence for its inquiry into Windrush and the Home Office
17 December 2018
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New EastEnders set raises concern for licence fee payers' money
Chair comments on NAO report on renewing the Eastenders set
13 December 2018
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Windrush: Home Office carelessness had immense impact
Committee Chair comments on NAO report on Windrush situation
5 December 2018
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Government must be clearer on the many costs of Brexit
Committee Chair comments on National Audit Office report
29 November 2018
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Major disruption at ports is 'real prospect' in no-deal Brexit
Public Accounts Committee report publication on the Department for Transport's preparedness of Brexit
28 November 2018
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Government received too little in student loans sell-off, report finds
Public Accounts Committee report finds Government received too little for what it gave up
22 November 2018
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Committee confirms subjects for new inquiries
The Public Accounts Committee publishes its list of forthcoming inquiries
20 November 2018
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Academy school accounts and performance examined by MPs
Public Accounts Committee holds public hearing with Government officials
19 November 2018
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Chair's concerns over BBC and personal service companies
The Public Accounts Committee comments ahead of NAO report publication into BBC's engagement with personal service companies
15 November 2018
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Defra still faces enormous Brexit challenges, warns Committee
Defra has been identified by the Committee as majorly unprepared for Brexit, even while it is one of the Department's most affected by it.
14 November 2018
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Financial pressures undermining confidence in the police
Committee say public confidence ‘severely dented' as forces reprioritise work in response to funding cuts
7 November 2018
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'Cracks showing' as HMRC seeks to manage daunting workload
Committee scrutinises HMRC's past performance, looking into how it must improve with Brexit ahead.
2 November 2018
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Government needs firmer grip on Sellafield nuclear challenges
The unique challenge of Sellafield demands that Government makes faster progress on Nuclear Decommissioning
31 October 2018
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Budget reaction: sticking-plaster funding ignores deep-rooted challenges
Budget announcement denounced for scant regard to deep-rooted challenges facing the UK
30 October 2018
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Universal credit: delivery causing unacceptable hardship
Universal credit's fraught delivery is examined by the Public Accounts Committee
26 October 2018
Total results 547 (page 11 of 28)