Cabinet Office

We support the Prime Minister and ensure the effective running of government. We are also the corporate headquarters for government, in partnership with HM Treasury, and we take the lead in certain critical policy areas.

Secretary of State

Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service
Ministers of State
Rt Hon Jake Berry MP
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
James Cleverly MP
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
Rt Hon Oliver Dowden MP
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Rt Hon Jake Berry MP
Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (jointly with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State
Simon Hart MP
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
Kevin Foster MP
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
Chloe Smith MP
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)

Latest News (from Department Twitter Feed)

14 Aug 2019, 6:56 a.m.
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster @MichaelGove met @WhiteHouse National Security Advisor John Bolton yesterday to discuss how the UK and US can further strengthen their economic, security and trade relationship between, before and after Brexit on the 31 October. - Link
12 Aug 2019, 11:50 a.m.
“I would like to thank all the business leaders I met today for such an open & constructive discussion." 👆@MichaelGove joined industry representatives & @NIChamber at @AllstateNI last week to discuss business concerns ahead of the UK's exit from the European Union. - Link
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Cabinet Office Commons Appearances

Oral Answers to Questions is a regularly scheduled appearance where the Secretary of State and junior minister will answer at the Dispatch Box questions from backbench MPs

Other Commons Chamber appearances can be:
  • Urgent Questions where the Speaker has selected a question to which a Minister must reply that day
  • Adjornment Debates a 30 minute debate attended by a Minister that concludes the day in Parliament.
  • Oral Statements informing the Commons of a significant development, where backbench MP's can then question the Minister making the statement.

Westminster Hall debates are performed in response to backbench MPs or e-petitions asking for a Minister to address a detailed issue

Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.

Most Recent Commons Appearances by Category
Date Type Title
Jul. 10 Oral Questions Oral Answers to Questions
Jul. 22 Topical Questions Topical Questions
May. 02 Urgent Questions National Security Council Leak
Jul. 03 Written Statements EU Law Services
Apr. 03 Westminster Hall Votes at 16
Jul. 18 Adjournment Debate Sanctuary Housing Group
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Cabinet Office Legislation

Title Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Census (Return Particulars and Removal of Penalties) Bill [HL] 2017-19 2nd reading: House of Commons 17 July, 2019 Committee stage: House of Commons

3 Sep 2019

25 Jul 2019, 11:47 a.m.
A Bill to amend the Census Act 1920 and the Census Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 in relation to the provision of particulars about sexual orientation and gender identity
Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill 2017-19 Committee: 1st sitting (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 22 July, 2019 Report stage: House of Lords

3 Sep 2019

25 Jul 2019, 6:08 p.m.
A Bill to make provision in connection with works for or in connection with the restoration of the Palace of Westminster and other works relating to the Parliamentary Estate; and for connected purposes.

Cabinet Office Publications

Most Recent Publications
Date Title Type
Aug. 12 Open Innovation Team privacy notice Guidance and Regulation
Aug. 09 UK government confirms Glasgow to host its largest ever summit News and Communications
Aug. 09 Advisory Military Sub-Committee Guidance and Regulation
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Cabinet Office Written Questions

Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.

Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.

Latest Written Question
Date Title Questioner
6 Aug 2019, 1:55 p.m. Public Buildings: Art Works Lord Rogan


To ask Her Majesty's Government what procedures are in place to process any complaint about the display of images of the Royal Family in publicly funded buildings; and what steps they take to determine the level of any compensation paid as a result of such a complaint.

Answer (Lord Young of Cookham)

No further assessment has been made of how and where portraits of the Royal Family are displayed across the UK.

Civil Servants are free to raise concerns about any issue and should follow their departmental procedures to resolve disputes and grievances. Compensation payments are not routinely paid as part of this process.

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