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 Michael Gove MP
Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Amanda Milling MP
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
Chloe Smith MP
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State
Julia Lopez MP
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
Johnny Mercer MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)
Shadow Ministers
Shadow Secretaries
Pete Wishart (Scottish National Party)
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)
Wendy Chamberlain (Liberal Democrat)
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)
Keir Starmer (Labour)
Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition
Hywel Williams (Plaid Cymru)
Shadow PC Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)
Mr Gregory Campbell (Democratic Unionist Party)
Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)
Shadow Ministers
Rachel Reeves (Labour)
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Cat Smith (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs)
Cat Smith (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (Young People and Voter Engagement)
Paul Blomfield (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (Brexit and EU Negotiations)
Helen Hayes (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

Latest News (from Department Twitter Feed)

4 Jul 2020, 2:08 p.m.
UK production of ventilators under the #VentilatorChallenge is to draw to a close this weekend, with 14,000 devices expected to have been produced in around three months. - Link
4 Jul 2020, 1:03 p.m.
Kyle and his staff at Honey & Fig, a deli/café in Retford in Nottinghamshire, are ready to welcome customers again. #EnjoySummerSafely #WorkingSafely Business support and advice ➡️ - 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. 01 Oral Questions Oral Answers to Questions
Jun. 11 Topical Questions Topical Questions
Jun. 30 Urgent Questions Civil Service Appointments
Jun. 29 Written Statements Cabinet Committees
Mar. 11 Westminster Hall Mental Health of Veterans
Jun. 08 Adjournment Debate Electoral Reform
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Cabinet Office - Bills and Acts in the Current Session

Title Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Parliamentary Constituencies Bill 2019-21 Committee Debate: 8th sitting: House of Commons 30 June, 2020 (1) (2) 3 Jul 2020, 11:39 a.m.
A Bill to make provision about reports of the Boundary Commissions under the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986; to make provision about the number of parliamentary constituencies and other rules for the distribution of seats; and for connected purposes.

Cabinet Office - Laid Secondary Legislation

Dates Department Title Type
15 Jun 2020
In Force
Not stated
Cabinet Office Representation of the People (Electoral Registers Publication Date) Regulations 2020
Parliamentary Status - Legislation
Draft affirmative procedure
These Regulations set a revised date for the end of the period during which revised versions of certain electoral registers for 2020 must be published in accordance with section 13(1)(a) of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (c. 2) (“the 1983 Act”).
2 Jun 2020
In Force
23 Jun 2020
Cabinet Office Census (England) Regulations 2020
Parliamentary Status - Legislation
Made negative procedure
These Regulations set out the detailed arrangements necessary for the conduct by the Statistics Board (“the Authority”) of the 2021 Census in England. The 2021 Census is directed to be taken on 21st March 2021 by the Census (England and Wales) Order 2020 (S.I. 2020/532) (“the Census Order”). Regulation 2 revokes the Census (England) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/532).
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Petitions addressed by Cabinet Office

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
Petition Closed

Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.

Gov Responded - 26 Mar 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019
20 Aug 2019
closed 10 months, 2 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.

Petition Closed

Do not prorogue Parliament

Gov Responded - 9 Sep 2019 Debated on - 9 Sep 2019
15 Feb 2020
closed 4 months, 2 weeks 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.

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 2 years, 1 month 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
Jul. 04 Ventilator Challenge hailed a success as UK production finishes News and Communications
Jul. 01 GOV.UK proposition Guidance and Regulation
Jul. 01 “The privilege of public service” given as the Ditchley Annual Lecture News and Communications
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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
3 Jul 2020, 3:02 p.m. Cabinet Office: Coronavirus Geraint Davies


To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the report of the all-party group on air pollution entitled Air Quality Strategy to Reduce Coronavirus Infection, published on 29 May 2020.

Answer (Penny Mordaunt)

The Cabinet Office welcomes the All-Party Group’s report and has noted its recommendations. Improving air quality is a priority for the Government. DEFRA has recently published the report of the Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG) on its Call for Evidence to understand more fully the impact that coronavirus is having on air pollution emissions, concentrations and exposure.

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