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Antisemitism

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 60634, tabled on 18 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent steps he has taken to tackle anti-Semitism; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

24 January 2017

The Government recently published an update to the All-Party Parliamentary Group against Anti-Semitism detailing our progress in tackling anti-Semitism. Details can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/576563/161212_APPG_-_Progress_Update.pdf

The Government has recently adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism which is an important tool for criminal justice agencies and other public bodies to understand how anti-Semitism manifests itself in the 21st century. In addition, representatives from Jewish community organisations sit on the cross-Government Working Group on anti-Semitism which ensures that we remain alive to any issues of concern.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government