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The Home Office is the department of the United Kingdom’s government which is responsible principally for immigration, security and order. First formed in 1782, the original department was originally concerned with all domestic matters, whilst the Foreign Office dealt with international issues. However, since then various specific departments such as the Ministry of Justice have been formed by splitting various responsibilities away from the Home Office. Today its main areas of control are the police, borders agency and MI5 (Security Service) and it aims to reduce crime, ensure people feel safe in their homes, protect the UK from terrorist activities, manage offenders, control immigration and secure the country’s borders. The current Home Secretary (2012) is Theresa May.