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)

16 Oct 2019, 7:25 p.m.
"Challenging the mindset of these stuffy institutions is exactly what we should be doing." 👆@SimonHartMP spoke at an event in London yesterday aimed to inform and inspire women from a BAME background to consider board appointments in the public sector. #BlackHistoryMonth - Link
16 Oct 2019, 5:48 p.m.
Today @MichaelGove met with Kent MPs, local council leaders & emergency service workers to discuss border preparations for Brexit.   We’ve provided £13.5m of funding to councils in the South East of England to ensure hauliers, ports & local communities are ready for Brexit. - 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
Sep. 04 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) 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 Ping Pong

9 Sep 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.

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 1 month, 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.

c. 24,350 added daily

Do not prorogue Parliament

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 9 Sep 2019 Debated on - 9 Sep 2019
15 Feb 2020
closes in 4 months

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, 4 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
8 Oct 2019, 2:57 p.m. Government Departments: Disability Rosie Cooper


To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of disabled people in each Government Department that left work as a result of a (a) disability and (b) long-term health condition in (i) 2016, (ii) 2017 and (iii) 2018.

Answer (Simon Hart)

Information on the number of people in each government department who left work as a result of a disability or a long-term health condition is not held centrally by Cabinet Office.

The Civil Service is committed to becoming the UK’s most inclusive employer by 2020; which means attracting and retaining the best talent from all diverse backgrounds, including those with a disability.

To achieve this, Sir Philip Rutnam, CS Disability Champion, has set out a clear vision for a disability confident and disability inclusive Civil Service; with a specific priority to develop and retain disabled talent. These include; ensuring our disabled staff have access to effective and timely workplace adjustments and access to mainstream talent development programmes and positive action schemes to enable disabled staff to thrive and realise their full potential.

The Civil Service publishes annual statistics on the number of disabled employees. These show that the proportion of civil servants who are declared disabled has increased every year since 2010, from 7.6% in 2010 to 11.7% in 2019.

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