The Home Office 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 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.
It continues to be known, especially in official papers and when referred to in Parliament, as the Home Department.
Famous quotes containing the words home and/or office:
“Keep the home fires burning,
While your hearts are yearning,
Though your lads are far away
They dream of home.
Theres a silver lining
Through the dark cloud shining;
Turn the dark cloud inside out,
Till the boys come home.”
—Lena Guilbert Ford (18701916)
“If suffering brought wisdom, the dentists office would be full of luminous ideas.”
—Mason Cooley (b. 1927)