THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMISSION
1. This is the Eleventh Report made to the
House of Commons since the establishment of the Public Accounts
Commission under the National Audit Act 1983. The Report describes
the work of the Commission in the exercise of its functions since
its last Report in July 2000.
2. The Commission has a membership of nine.
Two of the membersthe Leader of the House of Commons and
the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC)are
ex officio members. The remainder are appointed by the
House of Commons.
3. The current membership of the Commission
is as follows:
Rt Hon Robin Cook (ex officio as Leader
of the House of Commons)
Mr Edward Leigh (ex officio as Chairman
of the PAC)
4. The Secretary of the Commission is Mr
David Doig, one of the Principal Clerks of Select Committees,
to whom all official correspondence should be addressed.
5. The Commission held four meetings during
the period covered by this Report on 8 February and 12 July 2001;
and 12 March and 9 July 2002.
6. Some 16 Parliamentary Questions were
tabled to the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission between
1 July 2000 and 24 July 2002, 6 of which were answered orally.
1 The Public Accounts Commission: Tenth Report, HC
754 (Session 1999-2000) Back
Secretary of the Public Accounts Commission, Committee Office,
House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. Back