International Symposium on Public Accounts Committees
Sugar tax, Tom Watson’s apology and the cost of electrifying the Great Western railway line ... in the same week that UK select committees have been making front page news it was a privilege to Chair the International Symposium on Public Accounts Committees. With representatives including PAC members, Ministers, Auditors and Officials from all over the world, it was fascinating to share understanding of different approaches and lessons to be learned. Delegates particularly enjoyed the opportunity to observe new Chair Meg Hillier and her committee in action. A big “thank you” to all the excellent guest speakers that contributed to such a successful week.