A Quiet Word:
Lobbying, Crony Capitalism
and Broken Politics in Britain

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) (strictly, the Committee of Public Accounts) is a select committee of the British House of Commons. It is responsible for overseeing government expenditures to ensure they are effective and honest. The PAC is seen as a crucial mechanism for ensuring transparency and accountability in government financial operations, having been described by Professor Peter Hennessy as "the queen of the select committees...[which] by its very existence exert[s] a cleansing effect in all government departments." [1]
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October 2013

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

September 2013

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

July 2013

BBC SEVERANCE PACKAGES

  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 10 Jul. [236]
  • Gabrielle Cohen, National Audit Office gave evidence on 10 Jul. [236]
  • Peter Gray, Director, National Audit Officer gave evidence on 10 Jul. [236]
  • Marius Gallaher, Alternate Treasury Officer of Accounts gave evidence on 10 Jul. [236]
  • Lucy Adams, BBC gave evidence on 10 Jul. [236]
  • Lord Patten of Barnes, BBC Trust gave evidence on 10 Jul. [236]
  • Lord Hall of Birkenhead, BBC gave evidence on 10 Jul. [236]
  • Anthony Fry, BBC Trustee gave evidence on 10 Jul. [236]

Confidentiality Clauses and Special Severance Payments (HC 130)

DUCHY OF CORNWALL ACCOUNTS

  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 15 Jul. [237]
  • Gabrielle Cohen, National Audit Office gave evidence on 15 Jul. [237]
  • Paul Keane, Director, National Audit Officer gave evidence on 15 Jul. [237]
  • Marius Gallaher, Alternate Treasury Officer of Accounts gave evidence on 15 Jul. [237]
  • William Nye, Principal Private Secretary to their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall gave evidence on 15 Jul. [237]
  • Keith Willis, Finance Director of the Duchy gave evidence on 15 Jul. [237]
  • Paula Diggle, HM Treasury gave evidence on 15 Jul. [237]

HIGH SPEED 2

THE RURAL BROADBAND PROGRAMME

  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 17 Jul. [239]
  • David Corner, National Audit Office gave evidence on 17 Jul. [239]
  • Ashley McDougall, National Audit Office gave evidence on 17 Jul. [239]
  • Marius Gallaher, Alternate Treasury Officer of Accounts gave evidence on 17 Jul. [239]
  • Malcolm Corbett, Chief Executive Officer, Independent Networks Co-operative Association gave evidence on 17 Jul. [239]
  • Dido Harding, TalkTalk gave evidence on 17 Jul. [239]
  • Nicholas James, UK Broadband gave evidence on 17 Jul. [239]
  • Sean Williams, BT Group gave evidence on 17 Jul. [239]
  • Stuart McIntosh, Ofcom gave evidence on 17 Jul. [239]
  • Sir Jonathan Stephens, Permanent Secretary, Department of Culture, Media and Sport gave evidence on 17 Jul. [239]
  • Jon Zeff, Senior Responsible Officer, Department of Culture, Media and Sport gave evidence on 17 Jul. [239]

June 2013

NEW HOMES BONUS

POLICE PROCUREMENT

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

THAMESLINK

May 2013

EQUITABLE LIFE

Minutes of EvidenceHC 110

Minutes of EvidenceHC 112

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 20 May. [221]
  • Gabrielle Cohen, NAO gave evidence on 20 May. [221]
  • Tim Banfield, NAO gave evidence on 20 May. [221]
  • Marius Gallaher, HM Treasury gave evidence on 20 May. [221]
  • Jon Thompson, Ministry of Defence gave evidence on 20 May. [221]
  • Bernard Gray, Chief of Defence Matériel, MOD gave evidence on 20 May. [221]
  • Air Marshal Stephen Hillier, Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (Military Capability), MOD gave evidence on 20 May. [221]

April 2013

Memorandum on the 2012 Civil Service Reform Plan (HC 915)

Memorandum on the provision of the out-of-hours GP service in Cornwall (HC 1016)

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

REPORTS BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

March 2013

CUP TRUST AND TAX AVOIDANCE

Funding New School Places

MANAGEMENT OF HOSPITAL CONSULTANTS AND TERMINATION AGREEMENTS IN THE NHS

  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 18 Mar. [211]
  • Gabrielle Cohen, NAO gave evidence on 18 Mar. [211]
  • David Moon, NAO gave evidence on 18 Mar. [211]
  • Marius Gallaher, HM Treasury gave evidence on 18 Mar. [211]
  • Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS Medical Director for England gave evidence on 18 Mar. [211]
  • Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive, NHS in England gave evidence on 18 Mar. [211]
  • Richard Douglas, NHS gave evidence on 18 Mar. [211]
  • Dean Royles, NHS Employers gave evidence on 18 Mar. [211]

Minutes of EvidenceHC 358

  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 18 Mar. [232]
  • Gabrielle Cohen, NAO gave evidence on 18 Mar. [232]
  • David Moon, NAO gave evidence on 18 Mar. [232]
  • Marius Gallaher, HM Treasury gave evidence on 18 Mar. [232]
  • Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS Medical Director for England gave evidence on 18 Mar. [232]
  • Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive, NHS in England gave evidence on 18 Mar. [232]
  • Richard Douglas, NHS gave evidence on 18 Mar. [232]
  • Dean Royles, NHS Employers gave evidence on 18 Mar. [232]

Minutes of EvidenceHC 360

NAO Main Estimates 2013/14

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

REPORTS BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

SFO QUALIFICATION OF ACCOUNTS AND TAX AVOIDANCE

The UK cyber security strategy: Landscape review (HC 890)

February 2013

(I) IMMIGRATION (II) TREASURY MINUTE PROCESS

AUTISM STRATEGY

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

REPORTS BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

January 2013

CERTIFICATE AND REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

Minutes of EvidenceHC 870

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CONSUMER CREDIT REGULATION

December 2012

LESSONS FROM CANCELLING THE INTERCITY WEST COAST FRANCHISE COMPETITION

MANAGING THE IMPACT OF HOUSING BENEFIT REFORM AND THE WORK PROGRAMME

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

REPORTS BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

November 2012

Amyas Morse

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT OF MEDICAL SERVICES

Minutes of EvidenceHC 716

  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 12 Nov. [175]
  • Gabrielle Cohen, NAO gave evidence on 12 Nov. [175]
  • Paul Keane, NAO gave evidence on 12 Nov. [175]
  • Marius Gallaher, Alternate Treasury Officer of Accounts gave evidence on 12 Nov. [175]
  • Troy Alstead, Starbucks Global Chief Financial Officer gave evidence on 12 Nov. [175]
  • Andrew Cecil, Amazon gave evidence on 12 Nov. [175]
  • Matt Brittin, Google Vice President for Sales and Operations, Northern and Central Europe gave evidence on 12 Nov. [175]

Minutes of EvidenceHC 745

  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 21 Nov. [178]
  • Gabrielle Cohen, NAO gave evidence on 21 Nov. [178]
  • Lee Summerfield, NAO gave evidence on 21 Nov. [178]
  • Marius Gallaher, Alternate Treasury Officer of Accounts gave evidence on 21 Nov. [178]
  • Jon Thompson, Ministry of Defence gave evidence on 21 Nov. [178]
  • Bernard Gray, Chief of Defence Matériel gave evidence on 21 Nov. [178]
  • Major General Ian Copeland, Director, Joint Support Chain gave evidence on 21 Nov. [178]

Minutes of EvidenceHC 774

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

October 2012

MEMORANDUM BY THE NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE

Minutes of EvidenceHC 620

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

Settling large tax disputes (HC 188)

September 2012

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

THE CREATION AND SALE OF NORTHERN ROCK PLC

TRANSFORMING THE UK BORDER AGENCY AND BORDER FORCE

  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 5 Sep. [161]
  • Gabrielle Cohen, NAO gave evidence on 5 Sep. [161]
  • Aileen Murphie, NAO gave evidence on 5 Sep. [161]
  • Marius Gallaher, HM Treasury gave evidence on 5 Sep. [161]
  • Dame Helen Ghosh, Permanent Secretary, Home Office (until 12 September 2012) gave evidence on 5 Sep. [161]
  • Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive, UK Border Agency (from September 2011) gave evidence on 5 Sep. [161]
  • Brian Moore, Head of Border Force (until 31 August 2012) gave evidence on 5 Sep. [161]

July 2012

HM TREASURY’S REVIEW OF THE TAXATION ARRANGEMENTS OF PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYEES

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 2 Jul. [152]
  • Gabrielle Cohen, National Audit Office gave evidence on 2 Jul. [152]
  • Ed Humpherson, Assistant Auditor General gave evidence on 2 Jul. [152]
  • Jill Goldsmith, National Audit Office gave evidence on 2 Jul. [152]
  • Marius Gallaher, Alternate Treasury Officer of Accounts gave evidence on 2 Jul. [152]
  • Laszlo Varro, International Energy Agency gave evidence on 2 Jul. [152]
  • Moira Wallace, DECC gave evidence on 2 Jul. [152]
  • Simon Virley, DECC gave evidence on 2 Jul. [152]
  • Ravi Gurumurthy, DECC gave evidence on 2 Jul. [152]
  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 11 Jul. [156]
  • Gabrielle Cohen, NAO gave evidence on 11 Jul. [156]
  • David Moon, NAO gave evidence on 11 Jul. [156]
  • Professor John Appleby, Chief Economist, Health Policy, The King’s Fund gave evidence on 11 Jul. [156]
  • Sue Jacques, President of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and Chief Executive of Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust gave evidence on 11 Jul. [156]
  • Marius Gallaher, HM Treasury gave evidence on 11 Jul. [156]

THE AFFORDABLE HOMES PROGRAMME

June 2012

Assurance for major projects (HC 1698)

IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICE PROPERTY

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

May 2012

FRAUD WITHIN WELFARE TO WORK PROVIDERS

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

April 2012

Amyas Morse

CARRIER STRIKE REPORT – GOVERNMENT RESPONSE

MANAGING EARLY DEPARTURES IN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

OLYMPIC COSTS

RENEWED ALCOHOL STRATEGY-PROGRESS REPORT

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

SALE OF HIGH SPEED 1

SHARED SERVICE CENTRES

March 2012

ADULT APPRENTICESHIPS

Amyas Morse

Gabrielle Cohen

GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT CARD

HMRC COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT PROGRAMME

NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE SUPPLY ESTIMATE 2012-13

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

THE FREE ENTITLEMENT TO EDUCATION FOR 3 AND 4 YEAR OLDS

The Government Procurement Card )HC 1828)

February 2012

ACCOUNTABILITY

Amyas Morse,

  • Sir Bob Kerslake KCB, Permanent Secretary, DCLG and Head of the Home Civil Service gave evidence on 6 Feb. [117]
  • Sir Nicholas Macpherson KCB, HM Treasury gave evidence on 6 Feb. [117]

MOBILE TECHNOLOGY IN POLICING

REFORMING THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

January 2012

Amayas Morse

CARE QUALITY COMMISSION

MINISTRY OF JUSTICE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

REDUCING BUREAUCRACY IN FURTHER EDUCATION

REDUCING COSTS IN THE DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

December 2011

DELIVERING AID

MANAGING PREPARATIONS FOR THE OLYMPICS

WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTS

November 2011

Amyas Morse

BBC EFFICIENCY PROGRAMME

Flood Risk Management in England

Julian Wood

Means testing

Ministry of Defence: The Major Projects Report 2011

  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 30 Nov. [103]
  • Ross Campbell, Director gave evidence on 30 Nov. [103]
  • NAO Gabrielle Cohen, gave evidence on 30 Nov. [103]
  • Marius Gallaher, gave evidence on 30 Nov. [103]
  • Ursula Brennan, Ministry of Defence gave evidence on 30 Nov. [103]
  • Bernard Gray, Ministry of Defence gave evidence on 30 Nov. [103]
  • Vice Admiral Paul Lambert, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Capability) gave evidence on 30 Nov. [103]
  • Commodore Mark Beverstock, Senior Responsible Owner for Nimrod and Astute gave evidence on 30 Nov. [103]

OVERSIGHT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 16-25

Paula Diggle

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

RURAL PAYMENTS AGENCY – FOLLOW-UP TO NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

RURAL PAYMENTS AGENCY – FOLLOW-UP TO NATIONAL AUDIT OFFICE AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

October 2011

Achievement of foundation trust status by NHS hospital trusts

Amyas Morse

Armoured Vehicles

FOLLOW-UP OF PAC RECOMMENDATIONS NOT ACCEPTED AND NOT IMPLEMENTED

  • Michael Whitehouse, Chief Operating Office gave evidence on 26 Oct. [88]
  • Gabrielle Cohen, National Audit Office gave evidence on 26 Oct. [88]
  • Robert Prideaux, National Audit Office gave evidence on 26 Oct. [88]
  • Philip Gibby, Director gave evidence on 26 Oct. [88]
  • Ross Campbell, Director gave evidence on 26 Oct. [88]
  • Joshua Reddaway, National Audit Office gave evidence on 26 Oct. [88]
  • Paula Diggle, HM Treasury gave evidence on 26 Oct. [88]
  • Robert Devereux, Permanent Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions (Community Care Grant) gave evidence on 26 Oct. [88]
  • Mike Driver, Jobcentre Plus, Finance Director (Community Care Grant) gave evidence on 26 Oct. [88]
  • Ursula Brennan, Permanent Under Secretary, Ministry of Defence (MOD Estates) gave evidence on 26 Oct. [88]
  • Andrew Manley, Defence Infrastructure Organisation (MOD Estates) gave evidence on 26 Oct. [88]
  • Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Ofcom, MOD Major Projects, Asset Protection Scheme, Financial Stability of UK Banks, Public Service Pensions) gave evidence on 26 Oct. [88]

HM REVENUE AND CUSTOMS ACCOUNTS 2010-11

HMRC STRUCTURED COST REDUCTION

Oversight of user choice and provider competition in care markets

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

SMART METER ROLL-OUT

September 2011

ACCOUNTABILITY AND LOCALISM

CONSUMER PROTECTION

Formula Funding of Local Public Services

MANAGING HIGH VALUE CAPITAL EQUIPMENT IN THE NHS IN ENGLAND

REPORT BY THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

July 2011

DfID Financial Management

INDEPENDENT PARLIAMENTARY STANDARDS AUTHORITY

  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 13 Jul. [71]
  • Aileen Murphie, National Audit Office gave evidence on 13 Jul. [71]
  • Gabrielle Cohen, National Audit Office gave evidence on 13 Jul. [71]
  • Marius Gallaher, gave evidence on 13 Jul. [71]
  • Alternate Treasury Officer of Accounts (HM Treasury), were in attendance gave evidence on 13 Jul. [72]
  • Sir Ian Kennedy, Chair gave evidence on 13 Jul. [71]
  • Scott Woolveridge, Acting Accounting Officer gave evidence on 13 Jul. [71]
  • Bob Evans, IPSA gave evidence on 13 Jul. [71]
  • HM Treasury, Alternate Treasury Officer of Accounts gave evidence on 13 Jul. [71]

Providing the UK's Carrier Strike Capability

  • Ursula Brennan, Ministry of Defence gave evidence on 11 Jul. [70]
  • Rear Admiral Amjad Hussain CB, Senior Responsible Owner, Director (Precision Attack) and Controller of Navy gave evidence on 11 Jul. [70]
  • Jon Thompson, Ministry of Defence gave evidence on 11 Jul. [70]
  • Michael Whitehouse, NAO gave evidence on 11 Jul. [70]
  • Martin Sinclair, NAO gave evidence on 11 Jul. [70]
  • Tim Banfield, NAO gave evidence on 11 Jul. [70]
  • Gabrielle Cohen, NAO gave evidence on 11 Jul. [70]
  • Paula Diggle, HM Treasury, Treasury Officer of Accounts gave evidence on 11 Jul. [70]
  • Marius Gallaher, HM Treasury gave evidence on 11 Jul. [70]
  • Alternate Treasury Officer of Accounts, gave evidence on 11 Jul. [70]

The failure of the FiReControl project

June 2011

Department for Work and pensions Cost Reduction

Getting value for money from the education of 16- to 18- year-olds

Lessons from PFI and other projects

Regulating Network Rail's Efficiency

Spending reduction in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

  • Simon Fraser, FCO gave evidence on 22 Jun. [64]
  • Matthew Rycroft, FCO gave evidence on 22 Jun. [64]
  • Alison Currie, FCO gave evidence on 22 Jun. [64]
  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 22 Jun. [64]
  • Chris Shapcott, NAO gave evidence on 22 Jun. [64]
  • Gabrielle Cohen, National Audit Office gave evidence on 22 Jun. [64]
  • Marius Gallaher, gave evidence on 22 Jun. [64]
  • HM Treasury, Alternate Treasury Officer of Accounts gave evidence on 22 Jun. [64]

The Efficiency and Reform Group's role in improving public sector value for money

  • Ian Watmore, Chief Operating Officer, Efficiency and Reform Group gave evidence on 28 Jun. [66]
  • Lord Browne of Madingley, Cabinet Office gave evidence on 28 Jun. [66]

The use of information to manage the defence logistics supply chain

  • Ursula Brennan, Permanent Under-Secretary gave evidence on 13 Jun. [73]
  • Major General Ian Copeland, Director of Joint Supply Chain gave evidence on 13 Jun. [73]
  • Bernard Gray, Chief of Defence Materiel gave evidence on 13 Jun. [73]
  • Air Vice Marshal Graham Howard, Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Logistic Operations) gave evidence on 13 Jun. [73]

Transforming NHS ambulance services

  • Sir David Nicholson KCB CBE, Chief Executive of the NHS gave evidence on 29 Jun. [67]
  • David Flory CBE, Deputy NHS Chief Executive gave evidence on 29 Jun. [67]
  • Peter Bradley CBE, Chief Executive of the London Ambulance Trust and National Ambulance Director for Department of Health gave evidence on 29 Jun. [67]
  • Helen Medlock, Deputy Director of Specialised Commissioning, South East Coast specialist commissioning gave evidence on 29 Jun. [67]

May 2011

Department for Transport: The InterCity East Coast Passenger Rail Franchise

  • Amyas Morse, NAO gave evidence on 9 May. [56]
  • Gabrielle Cohen, NAO gave evidence on 9 May. [56]
  • Marius Gallaher, HM Treasury gave evidence on 9 May. [56]
  • Lin Homer, Department for Transport gave evidence on 9 May. [56]
  • Elaine Holt, Chief Executive, Directly Operated Railways Ltd, Chairman, East Coast Main Line Company Ltd gave evidence on 9 May. [56]

Information and Communications Technology in government

Regulating Network Rail’s Efficiency

The National Programme for IT in the NHS: an update on the delivery of detailed care records systems

April 2011

Management of the Typhoon Project

  • Air Vice Marshal Stephen Hillier, Director, (Information Superiority) gave evidence on 15 Apr. [54]
  • Ursula Brennan, Ministry of Defence gave evidence on 15 Apr. [54]
  • Air Vice Marshal Simon Bollom, Director, Combat Air gave evidence on 15 Apr. [54]

March 2011

Banking support and Asset Protection

Health Landscape Review

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: TYPHOON

  • Ursula Brennan, Ministry of Defence gave evidence on 9 Mar. [44]
  • Air Vice Marshal Simon Bollom, Director, Combat Air gave evidence on 9 Mar. [44]
  • Air Vice Marshal Stephen Hillier, Director, (Information Superiority) gave evidence on 9 Mar. [44]

Regulating financial sustainability in higher education

The impact of the 2007-08 changes to public service pensions

  • Dr Ros Altmann, Pensions Expert gave evidence on 2 Mar. [52]
  • Sir Nicholas Macpherson KCB, Permanent Secretary gave evidence on 2 Mar. [52]
  • James Richardson, HM Treasury gave evidence on 2 Mar. [52]
  • Tim Sands, Department of Health gave evidence on 2 Mar. [52]

The procurement of consumables by National Health Service acute and Foundation Trusts

  • Sir David Nicholson KCB, NHS gave evidence on 15 Mar. [51]
  • Howard Rolfe, Director of Procurement, East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub gave evidence on 15 Mar. [51]
  • David Flory CBE, Deputy NHS Chief Executive gave evidence on 15 Mar. [51]
  • Peter Coates CBE, Commercial Director gave evidence on 15 Mar. [51]
  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 15 Mar. [51]
  • Gabrielle Cohen, NAO gave evidence on 15 Mar. [51]
  • Marius Gallaher, NAO gave evidence on 15 Mar. [51]
  • Mark Davies, NAO gave evidence on 15 Mar. [51]

Work Routes

  • Tony Haque, Solicitor, Law Society's Immigration Law Committee gave evidence on 28 Mar. [55]
  • Vicash Ramkissoon, Duncan Lewis gave evidence on 28 Mar. [55]
  • Dame Helen Ghosh, Home Office gave evidence on 28 Mar. [55]
  • Jonathan Sedgwick, UKBA gave evidence on 28 Mar. [55]
  • Matthew Coats, UKBA gave evidence on 28 Mar. [55]
  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 28 Mar. [55]
  • Aileen Murphie, NAO gave evidence on 28 Mar. [55]
  • Gabrielle Cohen, NAO gave evidence on 28 Mar. [55]
  • Marius Gallaher, Alternate Treasury Officer of Accounts gave evidence on 28 Mar. [55]

February 2011

BANKING SUPPORT

DEFENCE PROCUREMENT

  • Mr Bernard Gray, Chief of Defence Materiel gave evidence on 1 Feb. [40]

Departmental Business Planning

  • Rt hon. Oliver Letwin MP, Cabinet Office gave evidence on 9 Feb. [36]
  • Rt hon. Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury gave evidence on 9 Feb. [36]
  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 9 Feb. [36]
  • Gabrielle Cohen, NAO gave evidence on 9 Feb. [36]
  • Nick Sloan, NAO gave evidence on 9 Feb. [36]
  • Marius Gallaher, NAO gave evidence on 9 Feb. [36]

HM TreasUry Asset Protection

Maintaining financial stability of UK banks: update on the support schemes

Reducing errors in the benefits system

REDUCING LOSSES IN THE BENEFIT SYSTEM

The BBC's management of its Digital Media Initiative

  • Mark Thompson, BBC gave evidence on 15 Feb. [43]
  • Erik Huggers, BBC gave evidence on 15 Feb. [43]
  • Anthony Fry, BBC Trust gave evidence on 15 Feb. [43]
  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 15 Feb. [43]
  • Gabrielle Cohen, NAO gave evidence on 15 Feb. [43]
  • Keith Hawkswell, NAO gave evidence on 15 Feb. [43]
  • Marius Gallaher, Alternate Treasury Officer of Accounts gave evidence on 15 Feb. [43]

January 2011

Accountability for public money

Health Landscape Review

  • Una O'Brien, Department of Health gave evidence on 25 Jan. [38]
  • Sir David Nicholson, Chief Executive of the NHS gave evidence on 25 Jan. [38]

HM Revenue & Customs: Managing civil tax investigations

  • Mr Mike Eland, HMRC gave evidence on 26 Jan. [30]
  • Ms Marie-Claire Uhart, HMRC gave evidence on 26 Jan. [30]
  • Mr Donald Toon, HMRC gave evidence on 26 Jan. [30]

Management of NHS hospital productivity

The youth justice system in England and Wales: Reducing offending by young people

December 2010

Delivering the Cancer Reform Strategy  

  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 7 Dec. [49]
  • Robert Prideaux, National Audit Office gave evidence on 7 Dec. [49]
  • Karen Taylor, National Audit Office gave evidence on 7 Dec. [49]
  • Marius Gallaher, Alternate Treasury Officer of Accounts, were in attendance gave evidence on 7 Dec. [49]
  • David Flory, Department of Health gave evidence on 7 Dec. [49]
  • Christine Connelly, Chief Information Officer gave evidence on 7 Dec. [49]
  • Professor Sir Mike Richards, National Clinical Director for Cancer and End of Life Care gave evidence on 7 Dec. [49]

M25 Private Finance Contract

Ministry Of Defence: Major Projects Report 2010

  • General Sir Kevin O’Donoghue KCB CBE, Chief of Defence Materiel gave evidence on 15 Dec. [131]

Ofcom: the effectiveness of converged regulation

Reducing errors in the benefits system

The Major Projects Report 2010

  • Ursula Brennan, Permanent Under Secretary gave evidence on 15 Dec. [26]
  • General Sir Kevin O'Donoghue KCB CBE, Chief of Defence Materiel gave evidence on 15 Dec. [26]
  • Vice Admiral Paul Lambert CB, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Capability) gave evidence on 15 Dec. [26]
  • Dr Andrew Tyler, Ministry of Defence gave evidence on 15 Dec. [26]
  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 15 Dec. [26]
  • Martin Sinclair, National Audit Office gave evidence on 15 Dec. [26]
  • Tim Banfield, Director gave evidence on 15 Dec. [26]
  • Marius Gallaher, Alternate Treasury Officer of Accounts gave evidence on 15 Dec. [26]

November 2010

10 Accounts

  • Dame Lesley Strathie, Permanent Secretary and Chief Executive gave evidence on 16 Nov. [11]
  • Jon Fundrey, HM Revenue and Customs gave evidence on 16 Nov. [11]
  • Sarah Walker, PSN, HM Revenue and Customs gave evidence on 16 Nov. [11]

BILATERAL SUPPORT TO PRIMARY EDUCATION

  • Amyas Morse, NAO gave evidence on 10 Nov. [48]
  • Mark Andrews, NAO gave evidence on 10 Nov. [48]
  • Robert Prideaux, NAO gave evidence on 10 Nov. [48]
  • Marius Gallaher, Alternate Treasury Officer of Accounts, were in attendance gave evidence on 10 Nov. [48]

Central Government's use of consultants and interims

  • Sir Gus O'Donnell KCB, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service gave evidence on 17 Nov. [19]
  • Ian Watmore, Cabinet Office gave evidence on 17 Nov. [19]

Central Government’S Use of Consultants AND INTERIMS

Departmental Business Planning

Educating the next generation of scientists

Increasing Passenger Rail Capacity

Ministry of Justice Financial Management

MINISTRY OF JUSTICE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT REPORT

PFI in Housing and Hospitals

Progress with VFM savings and lessons for cost reduction programmes

  • Sir Nicholas Macpherson, HM Treasury gave evidence on 4 Nov. [7]
  • Amyas Morse, NAO gave evidence on 4 Nov. [7]
  • Gabrielle Cohen, NAO gave evidence on 4 Nov. [7]
  • Keith Davis, NAO gave evidence on 4 Nov. [7]
  • Paula Diggle, gave evidence on 4 Nov. [7]

The Community Care Grant

  • Amyas Morse, NAO gave evidence on 3 Nov. [16]
  • Phil Gibby, NAO gave evidence on 3 Nov. [16]
  • Rob Prideaux, Director of Parliamentary Liaison gave evidence on 3 Nov. [16]
  • Marius Gallaher, Alternate Treasury Officer of Accounts gave evidence on 3 Nov. [16]
  • Karamjit Singh CBE, SocialFund Commissioner, Independent ReviewService gave evidence on 3 Nov. [16]
  • Pauline Adey, Office Manager, Independent Review Service gave evidence on 3 Nov. [16]
  • Darra Singh, Jobcentre Plus gave evidence on 3 Nov. [16]
  • Neil Couling, Director, Employment Group gave evidence on 3 Nov. [16]
  • Jeremy Groombridge, Jobcentre Plus gave evidence on 3 Nov. [16]

The Department for International Development's bilateral support to primary education

October 2010

10 Accounts

Cafcass's response to increased demand for its services

  • Rt. Hon Sir Nicholas Wall, President, Family Division, Head of Family Justice gave evidence on 12 Oct. [6]
  • Sir Mark Hedley, High Court Judge (Family Division) gave evidence on 12 Oct. [6]

Financing PFI projects in the credit crisis and the Treasury's response

Funding the development of renewable energy technologies

  • Moira Wallace OBE, Permanent Secretary gave evidence on 19 Oct. [13]
  • Hugh McNeal, Chief Executive of the Office on Renewable Energy Deployment gave evidence on 19 Oct. [13]
  • David Mackay, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Environment and Climate Change gave evidence on 19 Oct. [13]

GOVERNMENT FUNDING FOR DEVELOPING Renewable Energy  TECHNOLOGIES

Managing the defence budget and estate

The Academies Programme

September 2010

Cafcass's response to incerased demand for its services

Delivering Multi-Role Tanker Aircraft Capability

Increasing Passenger Rail Capacity

Tackling inequalities in life expectancy in areas with the worst health and deprivation

  • Amyas Morse, National Audit Office gave evidence on 14 Sep. [8]
  • Robert Prideaux, National Audit Office gave evidence on 14 Sep. [8]
  • Karen Taylor, Director gave evidence on 14 Sep. [8]
  • Richard Douglas, Department of Health gave evidence on 14 Sep. [8]
  • Dr Ruth Hussey, Regional Director of Public Health/Senior Medical Director for NHS North West and DH North West gave evidence on 14 Sep. [8]
  • Mark Davies, Department of Health gave evidence on 14 Sep. [8]
  • Paula Diggle, Treasury Officer of Accounts gave evidence on 14 Sep. [31]

July 2010

Customer First Programme: Delivery of Student Finance

Support to incapacity benefits claimants through Pathways to Work

THE CUSTOMER FIRST PROGRAMME: DELIVERY OF STUDENT FINANCE

  • Ms Gabrielle Cohen, Assistant Auditor General gave evidence on 27 Jul. [46]