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
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)
Rt Hon James Cleverly MP
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
Rt Hon Oliver Dowden MP
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State
Chloe Smith MP
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
Kevin Foster MP
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
Johnny Mercer MP
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)
Shadow Ministers
Ian Lavery MP (Labour)
Co-National Campaign Coordinator
Andrew Gwynne MP (Labour)
Co-National Campaign Coordinator
Shadow Secretaries
Pete Wishart MP (Scottish National Party)
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)
(Liberal Democrat)
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)
Hywel Williams MP (Plaid Cymru)
Shadow PC Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)
Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP (Labour)
Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition
Mr Gregory Campbell MP (Democratic Unionist Party)
Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)
Shadow Ministers
Christian Matheson MP (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)
Cat Smith MP (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs)
Ian Lavery MP (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)
Jon Trickett MP (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

Latest News (from Department Twitter Feed)

28 Jan 2020, 5:40 p.m.
.@MichaelGove & @NorwichChloe joined leaders from the UK's devolved administrations in Cardiff today to discuss moving forward together, as one United Kingdom. 2020 will be a year of growth & opportunity as we level up across all 4 corners of the country & strengthen our Union. - Link
28 Jan 2020, 12:03 p.m.
.@GeospatialC have launched a new guide on Search Engine Optimisation best practice to help make finding and linking #data easier 👉 Linked identifiers allows for data sets to combine & inform decision making. But what are linked identifiers? 👇 - 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
Jan. 22 Oral Questions Oral Answers to Questions
Jan. 22 Topical Questions Topical Questions
May. 02 Urgent Questions National Security Council Leak
Jan. 23 Written Statements EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill
Jan. 28 Westminster Hall Local Services: London Suburbs
Jan. 07 Adjournment Debate UK Special Forces: Iraq and Afghanistan
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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 5 months, 1 week 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 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.

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, 8 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
22 Jan 2020, 5:40 p.m. Public Sector: Location Martin Vickers


What plans he has to move public sector jobs out of London and the South East.

Answer (Jeremy Quin)

We are clear that the Government needs to be less London-centric and should reflect the nation it serves. The Cabinet Office’s Places for Growth programme has been established to drive the relocation of roles out of London into the regions and nations of the United Kingdom.

So far the Programme has identified over 3,000 roles in arms length bodies for relocation, over a phased timetable and we will continue to push ahead with these plans as part of the next Spending Review.

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