Home Affairs

The Home Office is 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.


My thoughts on No.10 situation and new restrictions

I have unsurprisingly received a very large number of emails about the parties (or not-parties) at 10 Downing Street last Christmas, and about the introduction of new restrictions affecting public gatherings and workplaces. 

Homelessness - August 2020

Many thanks to those who have contacted me about tackling homelessness and rough sleeping. 

I am pleased to tell you 15,000 rough sleepers and those at risk of doing so have been offered safe accommodation since the start of the pandemic. 

Why I didn't vote for NC29 on the Immigration Bill

The Labour MP Yvette Cooper and the Conservative MP Tim Loughton wrote to me asking for support for their amendment which would have continued the current family reunion provisions for unaccompanied child refugees. This is the answer I gave them.

Dear Yvette and Tim

The 26 pence-a-day increase to Asylum Support - July 2020

I agree, it is vitally important that the most vulnerable members of our society are protected.  

The Home Office also shares this commitment with regard to those seeking asylum and has sought to adjust processes where necessary.