UK Home Office may be split into justice, security departments Ryan Olden at 11:03 AM ET
[JURIST] UK Home Secretary John Reid [official profile], the country's most senior justice official, has drawn up plans to split Britain's Home Office [official website] into two departments covering justice and security matters respectively, according to a reports published Sunday in British papers. The change would be the most drastic one made to the core government department since it was first established in 1782. The plans appear to have the support of the current Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, who argues that the current ministry is "not fit for the purpose."
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