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)
Shadow Ministers
Shadow Secretaries
Lord Wallace of Saltaire (Liberal Democrat)
Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)
Pete Wishart (Scottish National Party)
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)
Wendy Chamberlain (Liberal Democrat)
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)
Keir Starmer (Labour)
Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition
Hywel Williams (Plaid Cymru)
Shadow PC Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)
Baroness Smith of Basildon (Labour)
Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office, Constitutional and Devolved issues)
Baroness Smith of Basildon (Labour)
Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)
Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town (Labour)
Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office, Constitutional and Devolved issues)
Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town (Labour)
Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)
Mr Gregory Campbell (Democratic Unionist Party)
Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)
Shadow Ministers
Rachel Reeves (Labour)
Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Cat Smith (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs)
Cat Smith (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (Young People and Voter Engagement)
Paul Blomfield (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office) (Brexit and EU Negotiations)
Helen Hayes (Labour)
Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

Latest News (from Department Twitter Feed)

4 Aug 2020, 1:50 p.m.
The team from @GedlingBC leisure centres take you through the changes they’ve made to implement #WorkingSafely measures to welcome you back to their pools, classes and gyms #GedlingLeisureReturns. Business support info 👉 https://t.co/bockggZYQn #EnjoySummerSafely https://t.co/C4u29esMSs - Link
4 Aug 2020, 9:07 a.m.
The UK transition period with the EU ends on January 1st, allowing our businesses and the UK economy to benefit from new trade agreements. Find out how to prepare 👉 https://t.co/SqnSzKKMzh #LetsGetGoing https://t.co/ilVEsOcDbT - 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
Jul. 22 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 2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 27 July, 2020 Committee stage: House of Lords

8 Sep 2020

31 Jul 2020, 7:54 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
Laid
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”).
Laid
2 Jun 2020
In Force
23 Jun 2020
Cabinet Office Census (England) Regulations 2020
Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation
Made negative procedure
These Regulations set out the detailed arrangements necessary for the conduct by the Statistics Board (“the Authority”) of the 2021 Census in England. The 2021 Census is directed to be taken on 21st March 2021 by the Census (England and Wales) Order 2020 (S.I. 2020/532) (“the Census Order”). Regulation 2 revokes the Census (England) Regulations 2010 (S.I. 2010/532).
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Petitions addressed by Cabinet Office

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
6,103,056
Petition Closed

Revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU.

Gov Responded - 26 Mar 2019 Debated on - 1 Apr 2019
20 Aug 2019
closed 11 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.

1,725,630
Petition Closed

Do not prorogue Parliament

Gov Responded - 9 Sep 2019 Debated on - 9 Sep 2019
15 Feb 2020
closed 5 months, 3 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.

269,157
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, 2 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
3 Aug 2020, 4:33 p.m. Coronavirus: Death Lord Marlesford

Question

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 28 May (HL4424), what estimate they have made of the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the UK in each week since 1 May.

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 Marlesford,

As National Statistician and Chief Executive of the UK Statistics Authority, I am responding to your Parliamentary Question asking, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 28 May (HL4424), about the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in the UK in each week since 1 May (HL7234).

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is responsible for publishing numbers of deaths registered in England and Wales. The most recent annual figures published are for deaths registered in 2019[1]. However, we do publish provisional weekly deaths registrations, which are currently available for deaths registered up to 10 July 2020[2]. National Records Scotland (NRS) and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) are responsible for publishing the number of deaths registered in Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively.

Cause of death is defined using the International Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th edition (ICD-10). Deaths involving COVID-19, as either a contributory or underlying cause of death, are identified by the ICD-10 codes U07.1 and U07.2.

The accompanying dataset2 to our provisional weekly deaths bulletin includes UK data on deaths involving COVID-19, which refer to deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned anywhere on the death certificate.

Table 1 shows the provisional number of deaths involving COVID-19 registered each week in the UK from the week ending 8 May up to the week ending 10 July 2020, broken down by country.

Yours sincerely,

Professor Sir Ian Diamond

Table 1: Number of deaths involving COVID-19 registered each week in the UK, week ending 8 May up to the week ending 10 July 2020[3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Week number

Week ended

UK

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

19

08-May-20

4,426

3,716

211

415

84

20

15-May-20

4,214

3,624

180

336

74

21

22-May-20

2,872

2,455

134

230

53

22

29-May-20

2,000

1,715

105

131

49

23

05-Jun-20

1,697

1,488

100

89

20

24

12-Jun-20

1,204

1,057

57

69

21

25

19-Jun-20

849

744

39

49

17

26

26-Jun-20

651

574

30

35

12

27

03-Jul-20

561

497

35

18

11

28

10-Jul-20

388

344

22

13

9


[1]https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/datasets/deathsregisteredinenglandandwalesseriesdrreferencetables

[2]https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/datasets/weeklyprovisionalfiguresondeathsregisteredinenglandandwales

[3]Cause of death was defined using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) codes U07.1, U07.2

[4]Figures are based on deaths registered up to 1 May 2020

[5]All figures for 2020 are provisional

[6]Weekly deaths for Scotland are produced by NRS: https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/covid19stats

[7]Weekly deaths for Northern Ireland are produced by NISRA: https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/covid19stats

[8]England, Wales and Northern Ireland weekly deaths run from Saturday to Friday, Scotland deaths run from Monday to Sunday

[9]Northern Ireland week allocation differs from other countries. For example, week 1 is week ending 10-Jan. This has been adjusted for the purpose of aggregating the data

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