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)
Lord True - Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
Lord Agnew of Oulton - 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)

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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. 09 Oral Questions Oral Answers to Questions
Jul. 16 Urgent Questions British Overseas Troops: Civil Liability Claims
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 stage: House of Lords 14 Sep 2020, 5:13 p.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
1 Sep 2020
In Force
Not stated
Cabinet Office Postponed Elections and Referendums (Coronavirus) and Policy Development Grants (Amendment) Regulations 2020
Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation
Made negative procedure
These Regulations make provision relating to the postponement of certain elections and referendums in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic (Part 2), and amending the scheme for policy development grants (Part 3).
15 Jun 2020
In Force
Not stated
Cabinet Office Representation of the People (Electoral Registers Publication Date) Regulations 2020
Parliamentary Status - Text of 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”).
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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, 1 month 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 7 months, 1 week 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, 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

Most Recent Publications
Date Title Type
Sep. 18 Armed forces charities funding Research
Sep. 18 Government response to the IICSA Westminster report Policy and Engagement
Sep. 18 Government response to the IICSA Westminster report 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
15 Sep 2020, 5:40 p.m. Overseas Trade: India Lord Risby


To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the level of (1) imports, and (2) exports, between the UK and India in each of the last five years.

Answer (Lord True)

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority. I have therefore asked the Authority to respond.

Dear Lord Risby,

As National Statistician and Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority, I am responding to your Parliamentary Questions asking about imports and exports between the UK and South Africa, and the UK and India, in each of the last five years (HL7881; HL7882).

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) publishes data on goods and services exports for the UK with South Africa and India[1], which can be found in table 1 below. Please note that data are in current prices and, as such, include the effect of inflation. We do not have total trade data, split by country, on a volume basis (with the effect of inflation removed) at present.

Table 1: UK total trade (goods and services) with South Africa and India, in £ million, non-seasonally adjusted







South Africa






























Source: ONS

Yours sincerely,

Professor Sir Ian Diamond


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