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 Richard Bacon MP (Conservative,
Mr Ian Davidson MP (Labour, Glasgow Pollok)
Geraint Davies MP (Labour, Croydon Central)
Rt Hon Frank Field MP (Labour, Birkenhead,)
Mr Barry Gardiner MP (Labour, Brent North)
Mr Nick Gibb MP (Conservative, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton)
Mr George Howarth MP (Labour, Knowsley North and Sefton East)
Mr Brian Jenkins MP (Labour, Tamworth)
Mr Nigel Jones MP (Liberal Democrat, Cheltenham)
Ms Ruth Kelly MP (Labour, Bolton West)
Mr Edward Leigh MP (Conservative, Gainsborough) (Chairman)
Mr George Osborne MP (Conservative, Tatton)
Mr David Rendel MP (Liberal Democrat, Newbury)
Mr Gerry Steinberg MP (Labour, City of Durham)
Jon Trickett MP (Labour, Hemsworth)
Rt Hon Alan Williams MP (Labour, Swansea West)
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ......'.