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Cabinet Office

70 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2AS

Tel (Enquiries): 020 7276 3000
Website: www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk (Website email)
Generic Email format: firstname.surname@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk

The Cabinet Office sits at the centre of government and, with the Treasury, provides the government’s co-ordination function. The Cabinet Office has an overarching purpose of making government work better and more efficiently. The Department has three core functions that enable it to achieve this overarching purpose:

  • Supporting the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister – to define and deliver the Government’s objectives, implement political and constitutional reform, and drive forward from the centre particular cross-departmental priority issues such as public service improvement, social exclusion, the Third Sector;
  • Supporting the Cabinet – to drive the coherence, quality and delivery of policy and operations across departments; and
  • Strengthening the Civil Service – to ensure the civil service is organised effectively and efficiently and has the capability in terms of skills, values and leadership to deliver the Government's objectives, including ensuring value for money to the taxpayer. Working with the Treasury to drive efficiency and reform across the public sector.

How to make a complaint about the Cabinet Office

Parliamentary Branch:
Tel: 020 7276 0415
Fax: 020 7276 0514
Email: COparliamentarybranch@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk

Correspondence Section:
Tel: 020 7276 0527
Fax: 020 7276 0514
Email: pscorrespondence@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk

Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury and Minister for the Civil Service
The Rt Hon David Cameron MP

The Prime Minister is the head of the UK Government and is ultimately responsible for the policy and decisions of Government.

As head of the UK Government the Prime Minister also oversees the operation of the civil service and Government agencies, appoints members of the Government, and is the principal Government figure in the House of Commons.

Also see the Prime Minister's Office

Deputy Prime Minister
The Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP

The Deputy Prime Minister, the Lord President of the Council, is the deputy head of Government with special responsibility for political and constitutional reform:

  • Introducing fixed term Parliaments
  • Legislating to hold a referendum on the Alternative Vote system for the House of Commons and to create fewer and more equal sized constituencies
  • Supporting people with disabilities to become MPs
  • Introducing a power for people to recall their MP
  • Developing proposals for a wholly or mainly elected second chamber
  • Speeding up implementation of individual voter registration
  • Considering the ‘West Lothian question’
  • Introducing a statutory register of lobbyists
  • Reforming party funding
  • Supporting all postal primaries

The Deputy Prime Minister also has policy responsibility for the Electoral Commission, Boundary Commission and Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

Minister for the Cabinet Office, Paymaster General
The Rt Hon Francis Maude MP

The Minister for the Cabinet Office has overall responsibility for the work of the Cabinet Office.

Leads on:

  • Efficiency and Reform Group, including procurement, property ICT, online delivery and restructuring
  • Office of Government Commerce
  • Civil Service issues
  • The Government’s transparency programme
  • UK Statistics
  • Civil Contingencies

Private Office to The Rt Hon Francis Maude MP
Telephone: 020 7276 2509
Fax: 020 7276 0841
Email: psfrancismaude@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk

Minister of State (Minister for Government Policy)
The Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP

Leads on:

  • The Coalition Partnership
  • Strategic Reform Plans

Private Office to The Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP
Telephone: 020 7276 1234
Fax: 020 7276 0514
Email: psoliverletwin@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk

Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform)
Mark Harper MP

Working with the Deputy Prime Minister on:

  • Introducing fixed term Parliaments
  • Legislating to hold a referendum on the Alternative Vote system for the House of Commons and to create fewer and more equal sized constituencies
  • Supporting people with disabilities to become MPs
  • Introducing a power for people to recall their MP
  • Developing proposals for a wholly or mainly elected second chamber
  • Speeding up implementation of individual voter registration
  • Considering the ‘West Lothian question’
  • Introducing a statutory register of lobbyists
  • Reforming party funding
  • Supporting all postal primaries

Supporting the Deputy Prime Minister on his policy responsibility for the Electoral Commission, Boundary Commission and Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

Private Office to Mark Harper MP
Telephone: 020 7276 0271 / 020 7276 5866
Fax: 020 7276 0514
Email: psmarkharper@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk

Parliamentary Secretary (Minister for Civil Society)
Nick Hurd MP

Leads on:

  • Big Society agenda
  • National Citizens Service
  • Charities
  • Volunteering
  • Social Enterprise
  • Cabinet Office interest in devolution

Private Office to Nick Hurd MP
Telephone: 020 7276 0972
Fax: 020 7276 0841
Email: psnickhurd@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk

Minister without Portfolio
The Rt Hon Baroness Warsi

Responsibilities include:

  • Acting as an interface between the Government and the Conservative Party
  • Providing the Prime Minister with strategic thinking on the general direction of Government policy and working with Ministerial colleagues in relation to social cohesion and Big Society
  • Contributing to the Government’s policy and decision making processes as a member of Cabinet and Cabinet Committees

The Minister has no departmental responsibilities.

Private Office to The Rt Hon Baroness Warsi
Telephone: 020 7276 0874
Fax: 020 7276 0841
Email: psbaronesswarsi@cabinet-office.x.gsi.gov.uk

Agencies of: Cabinet Office

Buying Solutions*
Central Office of Information**

* Agency of the Office of Government Commerce
** Also a Non Ministerial Department

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