Secretary of State of the Home Department

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Secretary of State of the Home Department

The head of the Home Office. He/she advises the government on immigration, police, and other matters related to law enforcement. The secretary is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.
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Conservative David Davis said oversight must not be left in the hands of the Home Secretary.
Victims are losing faith and the Home Secretary must sort this mess out.
This has been a sorry shambles from a sorry department and a Home Secretary who can't even bring herself to say the word," Ms Cooper said.
Not only has an IAS officer been appointed home secretary, he is also several batches junior, adding insult to the injury, they feel.
The Home Secretary welcomed the participation of those political parties in the current general elections that had boycotted previously and said that the caretaker government would ensure full protection of the political parties and voters.
The Home Secretary added: "The Government's reform programme is working - crime is falling and public confidence is high.
Mr Coppinger, below, also asked the Home Secretary to support moves to generate more cash for work to help people with alcohol-related problems.
In his first opportunity to speak directly to the Home Secretary, Mr Burns-Williamson argued the need to stop the unfair government cuts to policing and the loss of 2,000 officer and civilian staff jobs in West Yorkshire by March 2015.
THE head of the UK Border Agency quit last night - claiming Home Secretary Theresa May had made him a scapegoat.
HOME Secretary Theresa May last night faced Labour demands to disclose whether any terror suspects are believed to have entered the country when border controls were secretly relaxed this summer.
The Home Secretary and MP for Redditch insisted she was not told in advance about plans to arrest Conservative frontbencher Damian Green - but said she would not have stopped the arrest.
Former Home Secretary Charles Clarke had announced plans to merge Northumbria, Durham and Cleveland police forces before his departure earlier this month.