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

Information about the department from before 7 May 2010 is available on the National Archives website. Find out more and access the archives.

Latest news

  • Don't suffer this Christmas

    Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010

    We team up with Women’s Aid and Refuge to encourage victims of domestic violence to seek help.

  • Government forensics agency to close

    Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010

    Government will work with police to support forensics market following serious financial difficulties at the Forensic Science Service.

  • Student protest: update to parliament

    Monday, 13 Dec 2010

    Addressing parliament today, the Home Secretary said that ‘some students behaved disgracefully’, but that police assessments show groups of ‘hardcore activists’ infiltrated the protests.

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