We place our skills at the service of Parliament as a whole, supporting in particular the Committee of Public Accounts (PAC), other select committees from both Houses and individual MPs in their scrutiny of public spending and service delivery.
PAC takes evidence from senior officials of the organisations under scrutiny on the basis of our reports which are laid in Parliament. PAC’s evidence sessions draw on the full range of our work including value for money studies, investigations and reports on financial statements. PAC usually publishes its own report with recommendations, to which the Government must respond.
We also support other select committees’ annual reviews of government departments and provide information and analysis to support inquiries on specific issues where we have expertise.