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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)

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

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

Chris Davies MP (Conservative, Brecon and Radnorshire)

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

Caroline Flint MP (Labour, Don Valley)

Robert Jenrick MP (Conservative, Newark)

Shabana Mahmood MP (Labour, Birmingham, Ladywood)

Nigel Mills MP (Conservative, Amber Valley)

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)

Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP (Conservative, Berwick-upon-Tweed)


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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), Laura-Jane Tiley, Samir Amar Setti (Second Clerks), Hannah Wentworth (Chair Liaison), Ameet Chudasama (Senior Committee Assistant), Baris Tufekci (Committee Assistant), Hajera Begum (Committee Support Assistant), 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 5776; the Committee’s email address is

You can follow the Committee on Twitter using @CommonsPAC.

Published: 1 March 2019