Home Office

The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure. The Home Office has been at the front line of this endeavour since 1782. As such, the Home Office plays a fundamental role in the security and economic prosperity of the United Kingdom.


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Secretary of State

Priti Patel
Home Secretary

Ministers of State
James Brokenshire - Minister of State (Home Office)
Kit Malthouse - Minister of State (Home Office)
Lord Greenhalgh - Minister of State (Home Office)
Baroness Williams of Trafford - Minister of State (Home Office)
Parliamentary Under-Secretaries of State
Chris Philp - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
Kevin Foster - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
Victoria Atkins - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

Scheduled Event
Wednesday 12th May 2021
09:30
Home Affairs Committee - Oral evidence - Select & Joint Committees
12 May 2021, 9:30 a.m.
Police conduct and complaints
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Scheduled Event
Monday 17th May 2021
Home Office
Debate on the Address - Main Chamber
Communities, welfare, transport and the environment
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Scheduled Event
Monday 17th May 2021
Home Office
Orders and regulations - Grand Committee
Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cash Searches: Code of Practice) Order 2021; Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigative Powers of Prosecutors: Code of Practice) Order 2021; Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Investigations: Code of Practice) Order 2021; Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Recovery of Listed Assets: Code of Practice) Regulations 2021; Draft Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Search, Seizure and Detention of Property: Code of Practice) (Northern Ireland) Order 2021
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Scheduled Event
Monday 17th May 2021
Home Office
Orders and regulations - Grand Committee
Draft Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (Amendment) Order 2021
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Scheduled Event
Tuesday 18th May 2021
14:30
Home Office
Third Delegated Legislation Committee - Debate - General Committee
18 May 2021, 2:30 p.m.
The draft Electricity Trading (Development of Technical Procedures) (Day-Ahead Market Timeframe) Regulations 2021
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Scheduled Event
Monday 7th June 2021
14:30
Home Office
Oral questions - Main Chamber
7 Jun 2021, 2:30 p.m.
Home Office (including Topical Questions)
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Debates
Thursday 29th April 2021
Select Committee Docs
Monday 7th June 2021
00:00
Call for Evidence
Call For Evidence
Select Committee Inquiry
Thursday 8th April 2021
Violence against women and girls

This inquiry will look at how violence against women and girls is being addressed.  The Committee will use information from …

Written Answers
Thursday 29th April 2021
Carers: Migrant Workers
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to expand the …
Secondary Legislation
Thursday 6th May 2021
Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) (Amendment) Order 2021
This Order amends the Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/3050) (“the 2011 Order”), which specifies information …
Bills
Thursday 24th September 2020
Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021
A Bill to make provision for, and in connection with, the authorisation of criminal conduct in the course of, or …
Dept. Publications
Wednesday 12th May 2021
11:14

Home Office Commons Appearances

Oral Answers to Questions is a regularly scheduled appearance where the Secretary of State and junior minister will answer at the Dispatch Box questions from backbench MPs

Other Commons Chamber appearances can be:
  • Urgent Questions where the Speaker has selected a question to which a Minister must reply that day
  • Adjornment Debates a 30 minute debate attended by a Minister that concludes the day in Parliament.
  • Oral Statements informing the Commons of a significant development, where backbench MP's can then question the Minister making the statement.

Westminster Hall debates are performed in response to backbench MPs or e-petitions asking for a Minister to address a detailed issue

Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.

Most Recent Commons Appearances by Category
Date Type Title
Mar. 22 Oral Questions Oral Answers to Questions
Jan. 26 Urgent Questions UK Border: Covid Protections
Apr. 20 Written Statements Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures
Apr. 28 Westminster Hall Online Scams: Consumer Protection
Feb. 23 Adjournment Debate Death of PC Yvonne Fletcher
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Home Office has not tabled any Bills during the current Session.


Home Office - Draft Secondary Legislation

Dates Department Title
Published
21 Sep 2020, 3 p.m.
Home Office The Citizens’ Rights (Application Deadline and Temporary Protection) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (c. 1) (“the Act”) implements the Withdrawal Agreement between the United Kingdom and the EU, the EEA EFTA separation agreement and the Swiss citizens’ rights agreement (“the Agreements”).
Published
21 Sep 2020, 2:55 p.m.
Home Office The Citizens’ Rights (Restrictions of Rights of Entry and Residence) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
These Regulations save and modify the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 (S.I. 2016/1052) (“EEA Regulations 2016”). They ensure that decisions to deport certain EEA nationals and their family members who are protected by the EU Withdrawal Agreement, the EEA EFTA Separation Agreement or the Swiss Citizens’ Rights Agreement (the “Agreements”) (see section 39 of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (c. 1) for the definitions of these Agreements) or by the United Kingdom’s domestic implementation of these Agreements can be made in accordance with Chapter VI of Directive 2004/38/EC, where that deportation is made on the basis of conduct committed before the end of the transition period provided for by the Agreements. Directive 2004/38/EC was implemented in the United Kingdom by the EEA Regulations 2016.
Published
21 Sep 2020, 2:53 p.m.
Home Office The Citizens’ Rights (Frontier Workers) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
These Regulations make provisions for frontier workers in order to fulfil the United Kingdom’s obligations under the withdrawal agreement, the EEA EFTA separation agreement and the Swiss citizens’ rights agreement (see section 39 of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 for definitions of each of these agreements).

Home Office - Laid Secondary Legislation

Dates Department Title Type
Laid
6 May 2021
In Force
31 May 2021
Home Office Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) (Amendment) Order 2021
Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation
Made negative procedure
This Order amends the Elected Local Policing Bodies (Specified Information) Order 2011 (S.I. 2011/3050) (“the 2011 Order”), which specifies information that must be published by elected local policing bodies (police and crime commissioners, and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime) for the purposes of section 11 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (c. 13).
Laid
29 Apr 2021
In Force
1 Jul 2021
Home Office British Nationality Act 1981 (Immigration Rules Appendix EU) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
Parliamentary Status - Text of Legislation
Draft affirmative procedure
These Regulations are made in exercise of the powers conferred by section 5(1) of the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Act 2020 (c. 20), in order to make provision in consequence of or in connection with Part 1 of that Act, which (amongst other things) makes provision to end rights to free movement under retained EU law.
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Petitions addressed by Home Office

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
598,254
Petition Closed

Ban all ISIS members from returning to UK

Gov Responded - 27 Nov 2018 Debated on - 18 Mar 2019
6 May 2019
closed 2 years ago

Ban all ISIS members from returning to the UK, remove their citizenship and passports

250,500
c. 4,049 added daily
257,748
(Estimated)

Do not restrict our rights to peaceful protest.

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 6 Apr 2021 Debated on - 26 Apr 2021
16 Sep 2021
closes in 4 months

The right to peaceful assembly and protest are fundamental principles of any democracy and the proposed part of this bill that gives the police new powers to tackle disruptive peaceful protests should be removed from The Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

134,933
Petition Closed

Don’t criminalise trespass

Gov Responded - 15 Apr 2020 Debated on - 19 Apr 2021
5 Sep 2020
closed 8 months, 1 week ago

The Government's manifesto stated “we will make intentional trespass a criminal offence”: an extreme, illiberal & unnecessary attack on ancient freedoms that would threaten walkers, campers, and the wider public. It would further tilt the law in favour of the landowning 1% who own half the country.

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Departmental Select Committee

Home Affairs Committee

Commons Select Committees are a formally established cross-party group of backbench MPs tasked with holding a Government department to account.

At any time there will be number of ongoing investigations into the work of the Department, or issues which fall within the oversight of the Department. Witnesses can be summoned from within the Government and outside to assist in these inquiries.

Select Committee findings are reported to the Commons, printed, and published on the Parliament website. The government then usually has 60 days to reply to the committee's recommendations.


11 Members of the Home Affairs Committee
Yvette Cooper Portrait
Yvette Cooper (Labour - Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
Home Affairs Committee Chair since 27th January 2020
Tim Loughton Portrait
Tim Loughton (Conservative - East Worthing and Shoreham)
Home Affairs Committee Member since 2nd March 2020
Adam Holloway Portrait
Adam Holloway (Conservative - Gravesham)
Home Affairs Committee Member since 2nd March 2020
Simon Fell Portrait
Simon Fell (Conservative - Barrow and Furness)
Home Affairs Committee Member since 2nd March 2020
Laura Farris Portrait
Laura Farris (Conservative - Newbury)
Home Affairs Committee Member since 2nd March 2020
Ruth Edwards Portrait
Ruth Edwards (Conservative - Rushcliffe)
Home Affairs Committee Member since 2nd March 2020
Dehenna Davison Portrait
Dehenna Davison (Conservative - Bishop Auckland)
Home Affairs Committee Member since 2nd March 2020
Diana Johnson Portrait
Diana Johnson (Labour - Kingston upon Hull North)
Home Affairs Committee Member since 11th May 2020
Andrew Gwynne Portrait
Andrew Gwynne (Labour - Denton and Reddish)
Home Affairs Committee Member since 11th May 2020
Diane Abbott Portrait
Diane Abbott (Labour - Hackney North and Stoke Newington)
Home Affairs Committee Member since 11th May 2020
Home Affairs Committee: Upcoming Events
Home Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
Police conduct and complaints
12 May 2021, 9:30 a.m.
At 10.00am: Oral evidence
Kit Malthouse MP - Minister for Crime and Policing at Home Office
Michael Cordy - Head of Police Integrity Unit, Policing Policy Directorate at Home Office
Paul Regan - Head of Neighbourhood Crime Unit, Crime Reduction Directorate at Home Office

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Home Office Publications

Most Recent Publications
Date Title Type
May. 12 Regulation 12 of the Police (Injury Benefit) Regulations 2006 Open consultation
May. 11 Home Secretary Priti Patel speech to CyberUK Conference News and Communications
May. 11 Passenger name record data Transparency
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Home Office Written Questions

Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.

Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.

Latest Written Question
Date Title Questioner
29 Apr 2021, midnight British Nationality: Children Chris Law (Scottish National Party - Dundee West)

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2021 to Question 185914 on British Nationality: Children, by what date she plans to have completed her review into fees for immigration and nationality applications in response to the recent Court of Appeal's ruling on citizenship application fees for children.

Answered by Kevin Foster - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

The Home Office has acknowledged the Court of Appeal’s judgment and has committed to reviewing the child citizenship registration fee in line with its duties under Section 55.

This review is on-going and the results will be published in due course

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