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Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 1554, tabled on 28 June 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to tackle anti-Semitism.

Answered on

5 July 2017

The UK is the first country in Europe to adopt formally the International Holocaust Memorial Alliance (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism. The definition, although legally non-binding, is an important tool enabling criminal justice agencies and other public bodies to understand how anti-Semitism manifests itself in the 21st century. In December 2016 we published a progress report on our efforts to tackle anti-Semitism which can be found at

The cross-government working group to tackle anti-Semitism ensures that we are alive to any new issues and concerns the Jewish community might have and that we can respond quickly.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government