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The secretary of state for the Home Department is a secretary of state in the Government of the United Kingdom, with responsibility for the Home Office As a Great Office of State, the home secretary is one of the most senior and influential ministers in the government. The incumbent is a statutory member of the British Cabinet and National Security Council.
|Secretary of State|
for the Home Department
since 25 October 2022
The Right Honourable
(within the UK and Commonwealth)
|Type||Minister of the Crown|
|Status||Secretary of state|
Great Office of State
|Reports to||Prime minister|
(on the advice of the prime minister)
|Term length||At His Majesty's pleasure|
|Formation||7 March 1782|
|First holder||Earl of Shelburne|
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The position, which may be known as interior minister in other nations, was created in 1782, though its responsibilities have changed many times. Past office holders have included the prime ministers Lord North, Robert Peel, the Duke of Wellington, Lord Palmerston, Winston Churchill, James Callaghan and Theresa May. In 2007, Jacqui Smith became the first female home secretary. The incumbent home secretary is Suella Braverman.
The office holder works alongside the other Home Office ministers and the permanent under-secretary of state of the Home Office. The corresponding shadow minister is the shadow home secretary, and the performance of the home secretary is also scrutinized by the Home Affairs Select Committee and the Justice and Home Affairs Committee.