2 Marsham Street, the headquarters of the Home Office
|Jurisdiction||United Kingdom (but in respect of most policing and justice matters: England and Wales only)|
|Headquarters||2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF|
|Annual budget||£8.9 billion (current) and £500 million (capital) in 2011-12 |
|Minister responsible||The Rt Hon. Theresa May, MP, Secretary of State for the Home Department|
|Department executive||Mark Sedwill, Permanent Secretary|
The Home Office (HO) is a ministerial department of the Government of the United Kingdom, responsible for immigration, security, and law and order. As such it is responsible for the police, UK Visas and Immigration, and the Security Service (MI5). It is also in charge of government policy on security-related issues such as drugs, counter-terrorism, and ID cards. It was formerly responsible for the Prison Service and Probation Service, but these have transferred to the Ministry of Justice.
It continues to be known, especially in official papers and when referred to in Parliament, as the Home Department.
- 1 Organisation
- 2 People
- 3 Priorities
- 4 History
- 5 Location
- 6 Research
- 7 Devolution
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- 10 External links
As of October 2014, the Home Office comprised the following organisations:
Non-ministerial government departments
- HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
- Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
- The Independent Police Complaints Commission and other oversight bodies
- The Home Affairs Select Committee
Non-departmental public bodies
- Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
- Animals in Science Committee
- Disclosure and Barring Service
- Gangmasters Licensing Authority
- Independent Police Complaints Commission
- Investigatory Powers Tribunal
- Migration Advisory Committee
- National DNA Database Ethics Group
- Office of Surveillance Commissioners
- Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner
- Police Advisory Board for England and Wales
- Police Discipline Appeals Tribunal
- Police Remuneration Review Body
- Security Industry Authority
- Technical Advisory Board
- Use of the Airwave communications system by police forces
- The Police National Database
- The National DNA Database
- Legislative powers regarding police employment
- Forensics policy
- The National Procurement Hub for information technology
The Home Office Ministers are as follows:
|The Rt Hon Theresa May MP|| Secretary of State for the Home Department
|Overall responsibility for the work of the department. Security, counter-terrorism, legislative programmes and expenditure issues|
|Mike Penning MP|| Minister of State (jointly with the Ministry of Justice)
Minister for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Victims
|Overall responsibility for all crime issues in the Home Office, police reform and police accountability, police funding, youth crime, anti-social behaviour, serious organised crime and the National Crime Agency, creation of a border police force jointly with the immigration minister, departmental big society champion|
|James Brokenshire MP|| Minister of State
Minister for Immigration
|Immigration policy/legislation, EU, Her Majesty's Passport Office, asylum, border force, immigration enforcement, individual case decisions, UK Visas and Immigration, Extradition and MLA|
|John Hayes MP|| Minister of State
Minister for Security
|Counter-terrorism, investigatory powers, Northern Ireland-related terrorism, Home Office science, security exports, small and medium enterprise, reducing regulation|
|Lord Bates||Minister of State||Home Office legislation and House of Lords business (except Extremism Bill), Animal testing, Devolution|
|Karen Bradley MP|| Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
Minister for Modern Slavery and Organised Crime
|Modern slavery, organised crime including: National Crime Agency, serious organised crime, cyber crime and security,fraud and asset recovery; security exports; Olympic legacy; European Union including Justice and Home Affairs opt-out; Home Office parliamentary champion; Home Office small and medium-sized enterprises champion|
|Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon|| Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
Minister for Countering Extremism
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- Home Office Large Major Enquiry System
- John Gieve
- Law enforcement in the United Kingdom
- List of renewable resources produced and traded by the United Kingdom
- Ministry of Home Security
- United Kingdom budget
- UK Immigration Service
- Budget 2011 (PDF). London: HM Treasury. 2011. p. 48. Retrieved 30 December 2011.
- Department of the Official Report (Hansard), House of Commons, Westminster (9 June 2008). "Hansard - Oral Questions to the Home Department - 9 June 2008". Publications.parliament.uk. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
- "Departments, agencies and public bodies", gov.uk. Retrieved 28 May 2014
- "Where have NPIA products and services moved to?". National Policing Improvement Agency. 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
- "Our ministers". GOV.UK. Home Office. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
- bates/ "Lord Bates - Inside Government - GOV.UK". Homeoffice.gov.uk. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
- "New permanent secretary for the Home Office". Home Office website. Her Majesty's Government. 9 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-11.
- "Business Plan". Home Office. Home Office. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
- "Business Plan:Home Office". Home Office. 10 Downing Street. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
- "Changes to Home Office responsibilities". Casbah.ac.uk. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
- "Anonymous takes down the UK Home Office website".
- "Home Office staff vote to strike over jobs and pay". Bbc.co.uk. 2012-07-18. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
- New Home Office building[dead link]
- "Police Science and Technology Strategy: 2004 - 2009" (PDF). homeoffice.gov.uk. Retrieved 27 September 2010.
- "Scotland Act 1998, Schedule 5, Part I". Opsi.gov.uk. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
- "Northern Ireland Act 1998, Schedule 2". Opsi.gov.uk. 4 November 1950. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
- Northern Ireland Assembly Information Office. "''Policing and Justice'' motion, Northern ireland Assembly, 12 April 2010". Niassembly.gov.uk. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
- "About the NIO". Nio.gov.uk. 12 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
- Official website
- Records created or inherited by the Home Office, Ministry of Home Security, and related bodies—gives a history of responsibilities of the Home Office, including which functions were merged into or transferred away from the Home Office