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.


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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)
Rt Hon 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)

26 Nov 2019, 4:51 p.m.
Today is the last day to register to vote for #GE19. You can #registertovote online here 👉 https://t.co/iWVPxPxYn0 https://t.co/osSxMWG3XZ - Link
31 Oct 2019, 1:01 p.m.
#LondonPoppyDay aims to raise £1m for the @PoppyLegion. Minister for the Cabinet Office, @OliverDowden joined over 2,000 service men and women, veterans and supporters in the capital this morning for the #poppyappeal. https://t.co/F5bjpKndF5 - 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
Oct. 30 Oral Questions Oral Answers to Questions
Oct. 23 Topical Questions Topical Questions
May. 02 Urgent Questions National Security Council Leak
Nov. 04 Written Statements Business: Pre-election Period
Oct. 29 Westminster Hall Liverpool City Council Funding
Oct. 17 Adjournment Debate Eden Project North (Morecambe)
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Cabinet Office Legislation

Title Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Census (Return Particulars and Removal of Penalties) Act 2019 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 8 October, 2019 9 Oct 2019, 7:21 p.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) Act 2019 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceddings) 8 October, 2019 9 Oct 2019, 2:14 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.
Early Parliamentary General Election Act 2019 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 31 October, 2019 1 Nov 2019, 3:15 p.m.
A Bill to make provision for a parliamentary general election to be held on 12 December 2019.
Early Parliamentary General Election Act 2019 Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 31 October, 2019 1 Nov 2019, 3:15 p.m.
A Bill to make provision for a parliamentary general election to be held on 12 December 2019.

Petitions addressed by Cabinet Office

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
6,103,057
Petition Closed

Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.

Gov Responded - 26 Mar 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019
20 Aug 2019
closed 3 months, 3 weeks ago

The government repeatedly claims exiting the EU is 'the will of the people'. We need to put a stop to this claim by proving the strength of public support now, for remaining in the EU. A People's Vote may not happen - so vote now.

1,725,631
Petition Closed

Do not prorogue Parliament

Gov Responded - 9 Sep 2019 Debated on - 9 Sep 2019
15 Feb 2020
closed 0 minutes ago

Parliament must not be prorogued or dissolved unless and until the Article 50 period has been sufficiently extended or the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU has been cancelled.

269,157
Petition Closed

Put pressure on Libya to take action to stop enslavement of Black Africans.

Gov Responded - 13 Dec 2017 Debated on - 18 Dec 2017
22 May 2018
closed 1 year, 6 months ago

CNN has released video footage of a black Africans being sold into slavery in Libya. I am asking the UK government to put pressure on the Libyan government to take immediate action to stop these criminals from selling more people, to set current prisoners free, arrest the criminals and end this.

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Cabinet Office Publications

Most Recent Publications
Date Title Type
Dec. 05 Telecoms resilience Guidance and Regulation
Dec. 05 Procurement Policy Note 06/19: New Thresholds 2020 Guidance and Regulation
Nov. 26 Privacy notice for UK Government Communication Service International training 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
5 Nov 2019, 5:02 p.m. General Election 2019: Costs Lord Truscott

Question

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated cost to the public purse of the General Election on 12 December.

Answer (Earl Howe)

The full cost of the election will not be known until after the poll, once all expenses claims have been received and settled and Royal Mail invoices paid.

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