The 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)
Angela Browning MP (Conservative, Tiverton and
Mr Paul Burstow MP (Liberal Democrat, Sutton
Rt Hon David Curry MP (Conservative, Skipton and
Mr Ian Davidson MP (Labour, Glasgow South West)
Mr Philip Dunne MP (Conservative, Ludlow)
Angela Eagle MP (Labour, Wallasey)
Nigel Griffiths MP (Labour, Edinburgh South)
Rt Hon Keith Hill MP (Labour, Streatham)
Mr Austin Mitchell MP (Labour, Great Grimsby)
Dr John Pugh MP (Liberal Democrat, Southport)
Geraldine Smith MP (Labour, Morecombe and Lunesdale)
Rt Hon Don Touhig MP (Labour, Islwyn)
Rt Hon Alan Williams MP (Labour, Swansea West)
Phil Wilson MP (Labour, Sedgefield)
The following were also Members of the Committee
during the period of the enquiry:
Annette Brooke MP (Liberal Democrat, Mid
Dorset and Poole North) and
Mr John Healey MP (Labour, Wentworth).
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 http://www.parliament.uk/pac. A list of Reports of the Committee
in the present Session is at the back of this volume.
The current staff of the Committee is Mark Etherton
(Clerk), Emma Sawyer (Committee Assistant), Pam Morris (Committee
Assistant) and Alex Paterson (Media Officer).
All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk,
Committee of Public Accounts, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London
SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219
5708; the Committee's email address is [email protected]