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The Home Office website has changed, information from before 7 May 2010 has been archived on the National Archives website, find out more and access the archives.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

  • 'Beyond the call of duty'

    Friday, 09 Jul 2010

    Home Secretary presents awards to the bravest police officers in England and Wales at a London ceremony.

  • Operation Overt verdict

    Friday, 09 Jul 2010

    Theresa May welcomes a guilty verdict and commends the efforts of police, security services and the Crown Prosecution Service in bringing the three men to justice.

  • 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

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