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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

  • Guilty verdicts for botched sham marriage pair

    Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010

    UK Border Agency officials were suspicious of the sham marriage attempt when the groom turned up to his wedding ceremony with labels still attached to his suit.

  • Minister asks for khat review

    Monday, 11 Oct 2010

    James Brokenshire asks independent experts to look at the harms of a stimulant used predominately by members of the UK's Somali, Yemeni and Ethiopian communities.

  • Human trafficking gang sentenced to six years

    Thursday, 07 Oct 2010

    One of the UK's largest human trafficking cases has resulted in six years in prison for two Polish gang leaders.

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