Ministerial role

Minister for Security


The minister is responsible for:

  • international counter-terrorism
  • counter-terrorism operations
  • Pursue, including TPIMs and DWA policy
  • counter-terrorism policing, including section 26 authorisations
  • communications capabilities, including communications data
  • Protect, including critical national infrastructure
  • security exports, Olympic legacy and the 2014 Commonwealth Games
  • counter-terrorism science and technology, including chemical, biological, radioactive, nuclear and explosive
  • space security
  • maritime security
  • Guantanamo detainees and civil litigation
  • Prevent, including extremism task force and RICU
  • mass fatalities, civil contingencies, interoperability
  • aviation security
  • proscription
  • Prepare
  • political and domestic extremism
  • terrorist finance
  • Northern Ireland
  • European Union, including justice and home affairs opt-out
  • special cases, including exclusions, deprivations, national security deportations
  • National Crime Agency
  • serious organised crime
  • cyber crime and security
  • fraud and asset recovery
  • human trafficking, including the Modern Slavery Bill

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP

    • 2010 to 2014


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