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 and Minister for the Civil Service

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

Ministers of State
Alok Sharma - Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
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 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)
Johnny Mercer - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)

Latest News (from Department Twitter Feed)

17 Jan 2021, 10:15 a.m.
New rules for business with Europe are here. Use the Brexit checker tool to get personalised actions to keep your business moving 👉 - Link
16 Jan 2021, 11 a.m.
Now that we’ve left the EU, new rules for business with Europe are here. Ross McMahon, CEO of @KendalNutricare on how they are keeping their business moving. Act now 👉 - 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. 13 Oral Questions Oral Answers to Questions
Jan. 13 Urgent Questions Northern Ireland Protocol: Disruption to Trade
Jan. 14 Written Statements Indemnity for Police Area Returning Officers and Local Returning Officers: 2021 Police and Crime
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

Tabled: 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.

Tabled: 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
10 Dec 2020
In Force
Not stated
Cabinet Office Challenges to Validity of EU Instruments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation
Made negative procedure
These Regulations are made in exercise of the power conferred by section 41(1) of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (c.1) (“the Act”).
21 Oct 2020
In Force
Not stated
Cabinet Office European Union Withdrawal (Consequential Modifications) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation
Draft affirmative procedure
These Regulations are made in exercise of the powers conferred by section 23(1) and (2) of, and paragraphs 21 and 26 of Schedule 7 to, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (c. 16) (“the 2018 Act”) and section 41(1) and (2) of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (c.1).
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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, 5 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 11 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.

c. 3,733 added daily

Prevent gyms closing due to a spike in Covid 19 cases

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 28 Oct 2020 Debated on - 23 Nov 2020
12 Feb 2021
closes in 3 weeks, 3 days

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

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
14 Jan 2021, 5:49 p.m. Gregory Campbell (Democratic Unionist Party - East Londonderry) Gregory Campbell (Democratic Unionist Party - East Londonderry)

Question to the Cabinet Office:

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much the Government has spent since March 2020 on advertising regarding the need for public vigilance during the covid-19 outbreak on (a) local and national commercial radio, (b) local and national commercial television, (c) national newspapers, (d) regional, provincial or local newspapers, and (e) commercial online platforms.

Answered by Penny Mordaunt - Paymaster General

I refer the Hon. member to the answers given to PQ 33512 on 23 March 2020, PQ 40655 on 27 April 2020, and to PQ 45460 on 11 May 2020.

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