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English definition of “Public Accounts Committee”

Public Accounts Committee

noun [S]     ( abbreviation PAC)
FINANCE, GOVERNMENT in the UK, a group of people chosen by the British parliament to examine the accounts of government departments in order to check that money is being spent in a careful and suitable way: Regulators were heavily criticized in the report published by the Public Accounts Committee.
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