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More light, less heat – new Public Accounts Committee programme announced

30 September 2019

Upcoming inquiries

This coming week the Committee will be looking on Monday 30 September at the funding support for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and on Wednesday 2 October at the recent NAO report on Exiting the EU: supplying the health and social care sectors. 

Meg Hillier MP, Chair of the PAC said:

“While events in Parliament in recent days have generated much heat, the role of the Public Accounts Committee is to shed light on how government operates and hold it to account. Brexit is quite rightly an area we have regularly focused much upon but there remain many other serious issues where it is important that government is being properly scrutinised.

“Many of our forthcoming inquiries have an immediate impact on the public whether it concerns the safety of the food we eat - or how well the justice system is being modernised.

“Irrespective of the outcome of Brexit, the PAC will continue to pursue the interests of the taxpayer. We want to ensure their hard-earned money is properly protected and impress upon government departments that where mistakes are made that lessons are then learnt. “

Over future weeks the PAC will also be launching inquiries on a wide range of issues of great public interest including:

  • Fracking;
  • Academies;
  • Update on HS2;
  • Food safety and standards;
  • Starter homes;
  • Defence projects;
  • BBC Pay reforms; and,
  • Progress in modernising the justice system

The PAC has already published almost 120 reports in this Parliamentary session.

Further information

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