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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

  • Crime and disorder not 'antisocial behaviour'

    Tuesday, 05 Oct 2010

    Theresa May outlines the coalition government approach to tackling bad behaviour on the streets and appoints Baroness Newlove as champion for safer communities.

  • Border officers foil rhino horn plot

    Tuesday, 05 Oct 2010

    A plot to smuggle rhino horns out of the UK into the Chinese medicine market has been disrupted by border officers, landing a man in jail for 12 months.

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