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How to withdraw Cabinet papers

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
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This publication is part of the CabGuide.

On some occasions papers may not go ahead for consideration at a meeting that they have been lodged for, or a Cabinet committee might decide that a paper should not proceed. In these instances, Ministers may choose to withdraw a submission from a meeting. 

Once the Cabinet Office has published a final agenda, and the status of the submission has moved to ‘Confirmed on agenda’ in CabNet, then a paper can only be withdrawn or deferred at the meeting for which it has been submitted. A minute will be issued for the item recording that it was withdrawn.

Contact the Cabinet Office before the Cabinet or Cabinet committee meeting if your Minister intends to withdraw a paper.

If a paper has been mistakenly lodged in CabNet and needs to be removed, contact the Cabinet Office.

Last updated: 
Friday, 4 September 2015

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