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The Home Office is the lead government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime, counter-terrorism and police.

The Home Office website has changed, information from before 7 May 2010 has been archived on the National Archives website, find out more and access the archives.

Latest news

  • Home Secretary gives first major speech on policing

    Wednesday, 19 May 2010

    In a wide-ranging speech to the Police Federation of England and Wales, Theresa May tells police, 'I know what an amazing job you do', and announces wide-ranging plans to cut bureaucracy and give them more freedom.

  • Detention of children in Dungavel ends

    Wednesday, 19 May 2010

    Immigration Minister Damian Green announces that the families of failed asylum seekers will no longer be held overnight at Dungavel centre in Scotland.

  • Home Secretary responds to Pathway ruling

    Tuesday, 18 May 2010

    The Home Secretary has released a statement in response to the decision by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) to allow two men connected to the 'Pathway' case - in which a number of people in the northwest of England were arrested under the Terrorism Act in April 2009 - to remain in the UK.

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