Public Accounts Commission

The role of the Public Accounts Commission is defined by the National Audit Act 1983 and the Budget Responsibility and National Audit Act 2011. The Commission's principal duties under the Acts are to examine the National Audit Office Estimate and lay it before the House, to consider reports from the appointed auditor of the National Audit Office, to appoint non-executive members of the National Audit Office Board, and to report from time to time.

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National Audit Office
The National Audit Office scrutinises public spending on behalf of Parliament and is totally independent of Government. They audit the accounts of all government departments and other public bodies. They report to Parliament on the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which government bodies have used public money.