Posted in Politics
23/11/2018

The Home Secretary

The position of Home Secretary is one of the four top jobs in the Government and in the Cabinet. The Home Secretary’s responsibilities are wide-ranging and relate to all the internal affairs of the country.

These include areas such as immigration, the emergency services, drugs and even animal testing. The umbrella terms are:

  • the legislative programme
  • expenditure issues
  • security and terrorism’

The Home Secretary has overall responsibility but there is also a Ministerial team, comprising three or four Ministers and one or two Parliamentary Under-Secretaries who assist with particular departments. Five Home Secretaries have gone on to become Prime Minister, including the former PM, Theresa May.

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