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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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Committee news

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Duty of care to prisoners needs urgent action
Public Accounts Committee report says record levels of suicides and self-harm are damning indictment
13 December 2017
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UK border could be exposed from first day of Brexit
Public Accounts Committee report says planning is too reliant on a transitional period
8 December 2017
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Action to combat online fraud must favour customers
Public Accounts Committee report says Banks not doing enough and Home Office cannot solve problem alone
6 December 2017
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Government must end complacency over cost of clinical negligence
Public Accounts Committee report says action required to address impact of claims on resources
1 December 2017
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Patients badly failed by 'staggering' mishandling of sensitive data
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on failures in handling of sensitive clinical data
29 November 2017
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What is the Government doing to support the hidden homeless?
Public Accounts Committee examines what's being done to reduce number of homeless households
27 November 2017
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Chair responds to Budget provisions for online vat fraud
Public Accounts Committee Chair comments on Budget provisions regarding online VAT fraud
22 November 2017
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No one protected interests of consumers in Hinkley power deal
Public Accounts Committee publishes report on deal to build Hinkley Point C nuclear plant
22 November 2017
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'Catastrophic' if viable customs system not in place at Brexit
Public Accounts Committee report on HMRC's new customs system being ready in time for Brexit
14 November 2017
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HMRC questioned on performance in 2016–17
Public Accounts Committee examines challenges posed by Brexit and matters including the 'Paradise Papers'
6 November 2017
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Chair writes to Department of Health regarding Departmental accounts
Public Accounts Committee publishes letter from Chair to Department of Health Permanent Secretary
31 October 2017
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Committee confirms subjects for new inquiries
Public Accounts Committee confirms subjects for November–December 2017
24 October 2017
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Mental health in prisons examined
Public Accounts Committee examines how prisons ensure prisoners get the healthcare support they need
23 October 2017
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Government must toughen stance in fight against online VAT fraud
Public Accounts Committee report says British business being hit hard by illegal tax practices
18 October 2017
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Delivering Carrier Strike examined
Public Accounts Committee examines the programme to introduce carrier strike by 2020
11 October 2017
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Chair's annual report published
Public Accounts Committee publishes report by the Chair, Meg Hiller MP
15 September 2017
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Committee confirms subjects for forthcoming inquiries
Public Accounts Committee releases subjects for October 2017 inquiries
14 September 2017
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Public Accounts Committee membership agreed
See the committee membership for Parliament 2017
7 September 2017
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Meg Hillier elected Chair
New chair of the Public Accounts Committee announced
12 July 2017
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Chair nominations for Public Accounts Committee
Nominations close at 3pm on Friday 7 July
22 June 2017
Total results 504 (page 14 of 26)