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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).

Current membership

Meg Hillier MP (Labour (Co-op), Hackney South and Shoreditch) (Chair)

Bim Afolami MP (Conservative, Hitchin and Harpenden)

Douglas Chapman MP (Scottish National Party, Dunfermline and West Fife)

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP (Conservative, The Cotswolds)

Chris Evans MP (Labour (Co-op), Islwyn)

Caroline Flint MP (Labour, Don Valley)

Luke Graham MP (Conservative, Ochil and South Perthshire)

Robert Jenrick MP (Conservative, Newark)

Gillian Keegan MP (Conservative, Chichester)

Shabana Mahmood MP (Labour, Birmingham, Ladywood)

Layla Moran MP (Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon)

Stephen Morgan MP (Labour, Portsmouth South)

Anne Marie Morris MP (Conservative, Newton Abbot)

Bridget Phillipson MP (Labour, Houghton and Sunderland South)

Lee Rowley MP (Conservative, North East Derbyshire)

Gareth Snell MP (Labour (Co-op), Stoke-on-Trent Central)


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


Committee reports are published on the Committee’s website and in print by Order of the House.

Evidence relating to this report is published on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Richard Cooke (Clerk), Dominic Stockbridge and Laura-Jane Tiley (Second Clerks), Hannah Wentworth (Chair Liaison), Ameet Chudasama and Carolyn Bowes (Senior Committee Assistants), Zainab Balogun and Kutumya Kibedi (Committee Assistants), and Tim Bowden (Media Officer).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Committee of Public Accounts, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 6593; the Committee’s email address is

Published: 12 September 2018