Public Accounts Committee

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Group.png Public Accounts Committee  Rdf-icon.png
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Abbreviation PAC
Parent organization British House of Commons
Leader Chair of the Public Accounts Committee
Meg Hillier.jpg
Incumbent: Meg Hillier
Since 18 June 2015
Subgroups National Audit Office (United Kingdom)


Al-Yamamah arms deal‎

The 1992 report into the Al-Yamamah arms deal‎ was withheld from (some?) members of this committee.[citation needed] In October 1994, Tam Dalyell submitted documents to parliament that he claimed proved Mark Thatcher was also involved and received a £12 million commission on the deal‎ signed off by his mother while she was UK Prime Minister. The Public Accounts Committee decided not to investigate.[1]


The Public Accounts Committee criticised the decommissioning of the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing site, noting the cost of decommissioning had now reached £67.5 billion, and there was "no indication of when that cost will stop rising".[2][3]


  2. "Sellafield clean-up cost reaches 67.5bn, says report". BBC. 4 February 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "UK lawmakers criticise management of Sellafield nuclear site". Reuters. 11 February 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>