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Parent organizationUK
Headquarters2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF
LeaderHome Secretary
Regev Patel.jpg
Incumbent: Priti Patel
Since 24 July 2019
Subgroups• Commission for Countering Extremism
• HM Passport Office
• HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
• Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
• Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs
• Animals in Science Committee
• Border Force
• Disclosure and Barring Service
• Gangmasters Licensing Authority
• “Independent Police Complaints Commission”
• Investigatory Powers Tribunal
• Migration Advisory Committee
• National Crime Agency
• National DNA Database Ethics Group
• Office of Surveillance Commissioners
• Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner
• Police Advisory Board
• Police Negotiating Board
• Police Arbitration Tribunal
• Police Discipline Appeals Tribunal
• Serious Fraud Office
• Security Industry Authority
• Technical Advisory Board
• UK Visas and Immigration
• Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism
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The UK governmental department that is responsible for policy issues surrounding immigration, passports, drugs, crime, the police and "counter-terrorism".
The Home Office tweet announcing that they would set up a new commission to "counter extremism". Reaction centred on the choice of such a militaristic image and the failure to explain "extremism" was.[1]

The Home Office is a UK government department involved in work surrounding immigration, passports and "counter-terrorism". These are: the Identity and Passport Service and the UK Border Agency.

Commission for Countering Extremism

Full article: Commission for Countering Extremism

In 2017, following the 2017 Manchester attack, the government announce plans to launch a new "Commission for Countering Extremism" to safeguard British values from "extremism".

Monitoring Online Material

The Hone Office Website exhorted readers to "Report illegal or harmful information, pictures or videos you’ve found on the internet", including "websites made by terrorist or extremist organisations" and files which "promote terrorism or encourage violence".[2]

Goals

The Home Office states that its aims and objectives are based on seven key issues:[3]

  • Help people feel safer in their homes and local communities
  • Support visible, responsive and accountable policing
  • Protect the public from terrorist attack
  • Cut crime, especially violent, drug and alcohol-related crime
  • Strengthen our borders, fast track asylum decisions, ensure and enforce compliance with our immigration laws, and boost Britain's economy
  • Safeguard people's identity and the privileges of citizenship
  • Work with our partners to build an efficient, effective and proportionate criminal justice system


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