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Behind the scenes at the Home Office

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As part of a 'day in the life' series by ITV news, Theresa May talks to Alastair Stewart about being Home Secretary at a time of spending cuts.

The Home Secretary has told ITV news that the Home Office is playing its part in the difficult decisions the government is taking to reduce the budget deficit.

In a piece that aired on Tuesday night, ITV cameras were given exclusive access to Theresa May as she went about her day, which included attending a ministerial meeting and a cabinet meeting.

Difficult decisions

The programme looked in particular at the challenges she faces in making policy decisions at a time of budget cuts. She told presenter Alastair Stewart: ‘The Home Office and police will need to play our part in the difficult decisions that the government has to take overall in order to get the public finances back on the straight and narrow.’

‘We’re looking how we’re spending money, at where we’re able to ensure that we’re can save money but with an emphasis throughout everything that we do, at making sure that the frontline service to the public is as far as possible, not affected.’

The piece aired as part of a series which looks at the experiences of a range of cabinet ministers.

Watch the programme on the ITV website.

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