The Committee's meetings are open to the public. The Committee meets on Mondays at 4.30 pm and on Wednesdays at 3.30 pm, usually in Room 15 or 16, on the first floor Committee Corridor, Palace of Westminster. Access for members of the public is via St Stephen's Entrance where they will have to clear security checks, make their way through Central Lobby and up to the Committee corridor.
When the Committee is being televised the following link will enable you to watch proceedings in real time. You will also be able to view previous Sessions by clicking on the archive tab.
Forthcoming meetings of the Committee
Please see the
Select Committee Calendar for the latest information on Select Committee meetings and Report publication dates.
The Committee's programme is subject to change at very short notice. If travelling some distance it is advisable to telephone this office (020 7219 5708) on the day to check whether or not the meeting is still to proceed.
The Committee's meetings are usually based on a published National Audit Office (NAO) or Northern Ireland Audit Office (NIAO) report and, where available, the HC number will appear adjacent to the title of the meeting.
NAO reports can be viewed via the publications link on its website at
NIAO reports can be viewed via the publications link on its website at
The Parliamentary Recording Unit supplies tape recordings of televised committee meetings on request and can be contacted at
[email protected] or on 020 7219 5511.
The link below is a general guide to how a Commons Select Committee takes evidence; some Committees may operate slightly differently. The Committee of Public Accounts does not take oral opening statements from its witnesses (para 19).
Guide for witnesses