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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.

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

  • Hundreds to wed on 14 Feb

    Monday, 14 Feb 2011

    General Register Office figures show that hundreds of marriages will take place today.

  • Is your friend suffering?

    Monday, 14 Feb 2011

    Women's website reveals more than half of people polled know a female friend that has experienced domestic abuse.

  • Common sense approach to public protection proposed

    Friday, 11 Feb 2011

    Millions of people will be protected from unwarranted state intrusion in their private lives, the Home Secretary outlined today in the Protection of Freedoms Bill.

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