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The Home Office website has changed, information from before 7 May 2010 has been archived on the National Archives website, find out more and access the archives.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

  • Changes to police search powers

    Thursday, 08 Jul 2010

    Theresa May today tells Parliament that the government will change how stop and search powers under section 44 of the Terrorism Act are used, with immediate effect

  • Abu Hamza will remain in custody says Theresa May

    Thursday, 08 Jul 2010

    The cleric and three other British men will remain in custody while further submissions on their case are made to the European Court of Human Rights.

  • Sexuality judgement welcomed

    Wednesday, 07 Jul 2010

    Home Secretary responds to Supreme Court judgement on assessing asylum claims based on sexuality, saying that the verdict 'vindicates the position of the coalition government'.

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