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)
Hywel Williams (Plaid Cymru)
Shadow PC Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)
Jeremy Corbyn (Labour)
Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition
Mr Gregory Campbell (Democratic Unionist Party)
Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)
Shadow Ministers
Christian Matheson (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)
Cat Smith (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs)
Ian Lavery (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)
Jon Trickett (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

Latest News (from Department Twitter Feed)

31 Mar 2020, 5:54 p.m.
This weekend the first new devices from the Government’s ventilator challenge will roll off the production line, ahead of delivery to the NHS next week. It’s expected that thousands of new ventilators will be made available to the NHS in coming weeks. - Link
28 Mar 2020, 3:13 p.m.
Read our response to the Financial Times article on ventilators: - 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
Mar. 11 Oral Questions Oral Answers to Questions
Feb. 27 Topical Questions Topical Questions
Mar. 02 Urgent Questions Ministerial Code
Mar. 25 Written Statements Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee
Mar. 11 Westminster Hall Mental Health of Veterans
Jan. 30 Adjournment Debate War Widows’ Pension Scheme
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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 Proceedings) 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
Petition Closed

Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.

Gov Responded - 26 Mar 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019
20 Aug 2019
closed 7 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 1 month, 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 1 year, 10 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

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
30 Mar 2020, 3:03 p.m. Treasury: Billing Lord Myners


To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to reduce the time taken to pay their subcontractors.

Answer (Lord True)

The Government should set a strong example by paying subcontractors promptly. Our commitment is to pay 90% of undisputed and valid invoices from small and medium-sized enterprises within 5 days and 100% of all undisputed and valid invoices within 30 days. Government departments are required to report their performance against these payment targets on a quarterly basis on GOV.UK.

Through the Public Contract Regulations 2015, public sector buyers must include 30-day payment terms in new public sector contracts; and require that this payment term be passed down the supply chain. Since 1 September 2019, suppliers risk being excluded from winning large government contracts if they cannot demonstrate prompt payment.

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