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Antisemitism

Question for Department for Education

UIN 60505, tabled on 18 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to work with the devolved administrations to combat anti-Semitism and holocaust denial in schools, colleges and on university campuses.

Answered on

26 January 2017

The Department for Education takes antisemitism extremely seriously. There is no place in any education institution for hatred or any form of harassment, discrimination or racism, including antisemitism.

In particular, we believe that young people should be taught the history of the Holocaust and the lessons it teaches today. We are committed to supporting and funding Holocaust education in schools.

The department’s responsibilities extend to England only.