Re: The Home Office
"You're right - happens to all Home Secs."
Not all. Home Secretary Roy Jenkins ( 1965–1967) overturned many laws that had been recognised as unjust for many years - but the usual conservative forces claimed their god would be offended.
"[...] he sought to build what he described as "a civilised society", with measures such as the effective abolition in Britain of both capital punishment and theatre censorship, the decriminalisation of homosexuality, relaxing of divorce law, suspension of birching and the liberalisation of abortion law. "