Committee of Public Accounts
The Committee of Public Accounts is appointed by
the House of Commons to examine "the accounts showing the
appropriation of the sums granted by Parliament to meet the public
expenditure, and of such other accounts laid before Parliament
as the committee may think fit" (Standing Order No. 148).
Mr Edward Leigh MP (Conservative, Gainsborough)
Mr Richard Bacon MP (Conservative, South Norfolk)
Rt Hon Paul Boateng MP (Labour, Brent South)
Mr Ian Davidson MP (Labour, Glasgow Pollok)
Mr Geraint Davies MP (Labour, Croydon Central)
Mr Barry Gardiner MP (Labour, Brent North)
Mr Nick Gibb MP (Conservative, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton)
Mr Brian Jenkins MP (Labour, Tamworth)
Mr George Osborne MP (Conservative, Tatton)
Mr David Rendel MP (Liberal Democrat, Newbury)
Mr Gerry Steinberg MP (Labour, City of Durham)
Mr Jon Trickett MP (Labour, Hemsworth)
Rt Hon Alan Williams MP (Labour, Swansea West)
The following were also members of the Committee during this inquiry:
Rt Hon David Davis MP (Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden),
Mr Simon Burns MP (Conservative, Chelmsford West), Mr Alan
Campbell MP (Labour, Tynemouth), Mr David Faber MP (Conservative,
Westbury), Mr Nigel Griffiths MP (Labour, Edinburgh South),
Mr Andrew Love MP (Labour, Edmonton), Mr Jim Murphy MP
(Labour, Eastwood), and Mr Stephen Timms MP (Labour,
Powers of the Committee of Public Accounts are set out in
House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No. 148. These
are available on the Internet via www.parliament.uk.
The reports and evidence of the Committee
are published by The Stationery Office by Order of the House.
All publications of the Committee (including press notices) are
on the internet at www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/pachome.htm.
A list of reports of the Committee in the present Parliament is
at the back of this Report.
All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk of the
Committee of Public Accounts, Committee Office, 7 Millbank, London
SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general inquiries is: 0207-219-5708.
The Committee's e-mail address is: [email protected].
In the footnotes of this Report, references
to oral evidence are indicated by 'Q' followed by the question
number; references to the written evidence are indicated by the
page number as in 'Ev, Appendix...', followed by a page number.