|Her Majesty's Principal|
Secretary of State for the Home Department
The Right Honourable
(UK and the Commonwealth)
|Status||Great Office of State|
National Security Council
|Reports to||The Prime Minister|
on advice of the Prime Minister
|Term length||At Her Majesty's pleasure|
|Formation||27 March 1782|
|First holder||Earl of Shelburne|
The Secretary of State for the Home Department, also referred to as the Home Secretary, is a senior Minister of the Crown within the Government of the United Kingdom, and head of the Home Office. As one of the four Great Offices of State, the Home Secretary is a senior member of the British Cabinet.
Corresponding to what is generally known as an interior minister in many other countries, the Home Secretary's remit includes:
- Law enforcement in England and Wales
- Matters of national security
- Issues concerning immigration
- Oversight of the Security Service (MI5).
Formerly, the Home Secretary was the minister responsible for prisons and probation in England and Wales; however in 2007 those responsibilities were transferred to the Ministry of Justice under the Lord Chancellor.
List of Home Secretaries
- British government departments
- Cabinet (government)
- Great Offices of State
- List of British governments
- Ministry of Justice
- Shadow Home Secretary
- Home Office under Theresa May
- Including honorifics and constituencies for elected MPs.
- The Prince of Wales served as Prince Regent from 5 February 1811.
- Elevated to the Peerage of Great Britain in 1790
- Elected to a new constituency in the 1847 general election.
- Lost seat in the 1868 general election and elected to a new constituency in the Renfrewshire by-election.
- Elevated to the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1918.
- Elected on 28 February 1924 in the Burnley by-election.
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