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

Boris Johnson
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union

Ministers of State
Michael Gove - Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Amanda Milling - Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
Chloe Smith - Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
Lord Frost - Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Attends Cabinet)
Lord True - Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
Lord Agnew of Oulton - Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State
Julia Lopez - Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)
Alok Sharma - COP26 President (Cabinet Office)
Johnny Mercer - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)

Latest News (from Department Twitter Feed)

10 Apr 2021, 6:39 p.m.
Guidance for the Period of National Mourning following the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. - Link
9 Apr 2021, 4:12 p.m.
The sad death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh has been announced by Buckingham Palace. Although this is an extraordinarily difficult time for many, we are asking the public not to gather at Royal Residences, and continue to follow public health 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
Apr. 14 Oral Questions Oral Answers to Questions
Feb. 02 Urgent Questions Northern Ireland Protocol: Implementation
Mar. 25 Written Statements Local Elections: May 2021
Dec. 15 Westminster Hall Commonwealth War Graves Commission Staff
Nov. 11 Adjournment Debate Coventry Blitz: 80th Anniversary
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Cabinet Office - Bills and Acts in the Current Session

Introduced: 19th May 2020

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.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Monday 14th December 2020 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 30th December 2020

A Bill to Implement, and make other provision in connection with, the Trade and Cooperation Agreement; to make further provision in connection with the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the EU and its member States; to make related provision about passenger name record data, customs and privileges and immunities; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Wednesday 30th December 2020 and was enacted into law.

Cabinet Office - Laid Secondary Legislation

Dates Department Title Type
4 Mar 2021
In Force
1 Apr 2021
Cabinet Office Public Service (Civil Servants and Others) Pensions (Amendment) Regulations 2021
Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation
Made negative procedure
The Public Service (Civil Servants and Others) Pensions Regulations 2014 (S.I. 2014/1964) established the new Civil Service pension scheme, also known as Alpha, and made provision for the contributions payable by members of that scheme up to 31st March 2021.
23 Feb 2021
In Force
25 Mar 2021
Cabinet Office Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Returning Officers’ Accounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation
Made negative procedure
These Regulations amend the Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Returning Officers’ Accounts) Regulations 2012 (S.I. 2012/2088) (“the 2012 Regulations”), which make provision for the submission of accounts by returning officers in respect of the recovery of their charges in connection with a police and crime commissioner election.
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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 1 year, 7 months 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 year, 2 months 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

Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases

Gov Responded - 28 Oct 2020 Debated on - 23 Nov 2020
12 Feb 2021
closed 2 months ago

In the event of a spike we would like you not to close gyms as a measure to stop any spread of Covid. Also for gyms to not be put in the same group as pubs in terms of risk or importance. Gyms are following strict guidelines and most members are following rules in a sober manner.

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Cabinet Office Publications

Most Recent Publications
Date Title Type
Apr. 12 Review into the Development and Use of Supply Chain Finance in Government News and Communications
Apr. 12 Step 2 COVID-19 restrictions posters: 12 April 2021 Guidance and Regulation
Apr. 10 Guidance for the Period of National Mourning 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
13 Apr 2021, midnight Office for Veterans' Affairs: Finance Sharon Hodgson (Labour - Washington and Sunderland West)

Question to the Cabinet Office:

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the total reduction to the budget of the Office for Veterans' Affairs.

Answered by Johnny Mercer - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)

The Office for Veterans’ Affairs’ budget has not been confirmed and the Cabinet Office budget for 2021/22 will be published in due course. Support for veterans is funded through a variety of Government channels, including the OVA and individual departments delivering veterans’ services. This year, more funding than ever before has been made available to veterans’ mental health services in NHS England, and unprecedented support has been offered to the service charity sector.

The OVA works to champion veterans across government, driving new approaches and policies in areas that will improve the support the nation offers veterans over the long term, in line with the commitments made by all four nations of the Union in the Strategy for our Veterans. Examples of this are through better use of data to drive change, improved digitisation to make services easier to access and navigate, developing a coherent research strategy to improve our understanding of issues affecting veterans and to improve collaboration across the veterans sector.

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