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Home Secretary

The Home Secretary managed the Home Office, one of the key Cabinet Ministers and in charge of much domestic policy. This meant that the role involved a lot of unglamorous and difficult work, with few of the rewards of other positions and much of the blame. MI5's director Veronica Halliwell (who worked for the Home Secretary in the late 90s) believed anyone who'd take the job must be an idiot. (PROSE: The Dying Days)

Under the provisions of the Burial Act, it was illegal to exhume a body without the express permission of the Home Secretary. (AUDIO: The Bellova Devil)

In 1966, Sir Clive Reeves was the Home Secretary. (PROSE: For the Man Who Has Everything)

In 1976, Tony Benn was the Home Secretary in the cabinet of Prime Minister Shirley Williams. (PROSE: No Future)

In 1997, David Staines was Home Secretary. During the Ice Warrior invasion of Earth, the Home Secretary was forced to take charge in the absence of the Prime Minister. Staines had, in fact, been part of a coup plot involving the Ice Warriors. (PROSE: The Dying Days)

During the 456 incident in 2009, Denise Riley was serving as Home Secretary under Prime Minister Brian Green. (TV: Children of Earth: Day Three)

The Home Secretary almost hid under the table during an anti-terrorism secret subcommittee session when the tremor from Embankment tube station hit. (AUDIO: Embankment Station)

The opposition party's equivalent was the Shadow Home Secretary. In 2021, this was Cynthia Lyndhurst. She was part of a group barricaded in Whitehall during the Perihelion crisis. She was reassured PROBE was handling the issue. (PROSE: Preternatural Nights)

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