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Home Office
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Department overview
Formed 1782
Headquarters Home Office
Marsham Street
London SW1P 4DF
Annual budget £8.9 billion (current) and £500 million (capital) in 2011-12 [1]
Minister responsible Theresa May, Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Home Office is the United Kingdom government department responsible for immigration control, security, and order. As such it is responsible for the police, UK Border Agency, 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 are now under a newly created Ministry of Justice.

  1. Budget 2011 (PDF). London: HM Treasury. 2011. p. 48. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 
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