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Welcome to the Home Office

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The Home Office website has changed, information from before 7 May 2010 has been archived on the National Archives website, find out more and access the archives.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

  • Criminal justice reform promised

    Wednesday, 23 Jun 2010

    Minister Nick Herbert lays out government plans for creating a system shaped by the principles of freedom, fairness and responsibility.

  • Festivals warned about 'legal highs'

    Sunday, 20 Jun 2010

    The Home Office asks organisers of summer music festivals to warn people about the dangers of so-called 'legal highs'.

  • Drug smuggling pair jailed for 38 years

    Friday, 18 Jun 2010

    Two men from the Netherlands who tried to smuggle heroin with a street value of up to £5.2m into the UK in a lorry filled with jam were today jailed for a total of 38 years.

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