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  • proper n. The British government department responsible for internal affairs in England and Wales; headed by the Home Secretary

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (usually plural) the office that serves as the administrative center of an enterprise
  • n. the government department in charge of domestic affairs


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  • So we called the Home Office to find out when Alan Johnson was planning to act.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • • With the public finances shot, some are wondering whether it is truly necessary to recall the Home Office mandarin Sir David Normington from impending retirement to become both First Civil Service Commissioner and Commissioner for Public Appointments – roles that were previously the responsibility of two people.


  • I'm dismayed to hear James Purnell's name mentioned - dismayed because we need him doing welfare reform, and because the Home Office is the graveyard of political ambition.

    Who would replace Smith?

  • Short of Chancellor, it is hard to see what job Miliband would take: the Home Office is a far less powerful department having lost half of its duties with the creation ofthe Ministry of Justice.

    A Friday reshuffle could be fatal to Brown

  • Whisper it not in Derry Street, nor within a mile of the Home Office which is running short of things to ban, but there's no age limit for buying printed or internet pornography either.

    Let the boy buy a butt plug Gordon!

  • Sixteen people banned from entering the UK were "named and shamed" by the UK Home Office on Monday [-- the Home Office is the U.. Main RSS Feed

  • In a parliamentary written answer published on 1 February, Home Office minister Baroness Neville-Jones said the figure will not exceed 90% until 2014, and that only 55% of inbound and 60% of outbound passenger movements from the UK are currently being processed through e-Borders.

    Government misses e-Borders passenger check target

  • The Home Office said it disagreed with Judge Mitting's decision and that it will continue to consider legal options in response to the European court's ruling.

    U.K. Grants Bail to Radical Muslim Cleric

  • People familiar with the process suggest that a recommendation which had been put to Home Office ministers would have been to waive all checks on passengers with EU passports in order to concentrate on travellers from elsewhere.

    Neither her sex nor status should save Theresa May if she's misled us | Andrew Rawnsley

  • The Home Office continues to pump out policy announcements in pursuit of its elusive target of reducing net immigration to the "tens of thousands" each year.

    Immigration: a policy distorted by targets


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