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final agenda, and the status of the submission has moved to ‘Confirmed on agenda’ in CabNet, then a paper can only be withdrawn or deferred at the meeting for which it has been submitted. A minute will be issued for the item recording that it was withdrawn.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