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The Home Office

Author: Frank Newsam, Sir.
Publisher: London : Allen & Unwin ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1954.
Series: New Whitehall series.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Newsam, Frank, Sir.
Home Office.
London, Allen & Unwin; New York, Oxford University Press [1954]
(OCoLC)577027203
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Newsam, Sir.
OCLC Number: 1157760
Description: 224 pages : 1 chart ; 22 cm.
Contents: I. The home secretary and his functions :1. The business of the home office : The range and variety of home office business ; Why the business of the home office is so varied ; Two primary duties of the home secretary ; The basic task of the home office --
2. The office of the home secretary : Origin of the home secretary ; Creation of the home office in 1782 ; It's functions then ; Later changes: Duties transferred from or added to the home secretary --
II. The queen's peace : 1. Maintaining the queen's peace : What is the queen's peace ; The role of the home secretary ; Order and liberty ; Emergencies --
2. Police administration : Introductory ; Organization of the police ; Statutory functions of the home secretary ; Non-statutory functions of the home secretary ; Some current problems ; The metropolitan police --
3. The fire service : Development of the fire service ; The home office and local fire authorities ; Firemen and firewomen ; Training, research, and fire prevention --
4. Civil defense : Development of the civil defense department ; The purpose of civil defense ; Civil defense planning ; Duties of the civil defense department ; The protection of the public --
5. The children's department : The home secretary's responsibility for child care ; Local authorities and the children act ; Development since 1948: Boarding out ; Local authority children's homes ; Voluntary organizations and voluntary homes ; Training for child care work ; Children neglected in their own homes ; Adoption ; Emigration ; Juvenile delinquency : Juvenile courts ; Remand homes ; Approved schools ; Attendance centers ; Financial --
6. Public well-being and public safety : Protective legislation and public services ; The explosives department ; Safety in cinemas and theatres ; Public entertainment and censorship ; Sunday entertainment ; Liquor licensing ; State management of the liquor trade ; Betting and lotteries ; Dangerous drugs and poisons ; Obscene publications ; Theatrical employers registration ; General responsibilities of the home secretary --
7. The control of Athens : The need for controlling aliens ; Admission of aliens ; Aliens in this country ; Deportation ; The work of the aliens department --
8. Nationality and naturalization : British nationality ; British nationality act, 1948 ; Naturalization ; Registration ; Renunciation and deprivation of citizenship ; Nationality and naturalization division of the home office --
III. The royal prerogative of mercy and the treatment of offenders : 1. The royal prerogative of mercy : Meaning of the prerogative of mercy ; Death sentences ; Insane and mentally abnormal prisoners: Medical enquiries ; Capital punishment and the law ; Life imprisonment ; Other uses of the prerogative ; References to the court of criminal appeal ; Payment of compensation ; Limitations of the prerogative ; Analogous and additional powers --
2. The administration of justice :General scope of the home secretary's responsibilities ; The criminal law ; The criminal courts ; Powers in individual cases ; Broadmoor patients and mental defectives ; Extradition, fugitive offenders, and letter of request ; Prosecutions ; Coroners ; Criminal statistics ; Research ; Home office not a ministry of justice --
3. The probation service : Purpose and use of probation ; Home office as central authority ; Local organization ; Probation officers and probation training ; Probation officers' other duties --
4. The prison commission :The prison commissioners ; Functions of a prison ; Imprisonment as a legal punishment ; Prison development before the criminal justice act, 1948 ; Imprisonment today ; Persistent offenders ; Treatment of young offenders ; Administration and staff ; Visiting committees and boards of visitors ; Finance --
IV. Other functions of the home secretary : 1. Northern Ireland, the channel islands and the isle of man : Northern Ireland ; Dependencies of the crown ; The channel islands ; The isle of man --
2. The international work of the home office : Scope of international work ; International conventions and treaties ; The united nations ; Social, narcotics and human rights commissions ; Other international work --
3. The home secretary as residuary legatee : The Queen's pleasure ; Redress of grievances ; Regulation of working conditions ; Elections ; Private bills ; Byelaws ; Burials, consecration of burial grounds, cremation ; Summer time and calendar questions ; Protection of animals ; The cruelty to animals act, 1876 ; Wild birds' protection ; Charitable collections ; Taxicabs ; Fairs ; Private members' legislation ; Marriage guidance --
4. Staffing, finance and common services : The home office in history ; The department today: establishment and organization division ; Finance ; Common services ; Conclusion.
Series Title: New Whitehall series.
Responsibility: Sir Frank Newsam, Permanent Under Secretary of State for the Home Department.

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