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National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

Question for Home Office

UIN HL16366, tabled on 13 June 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 4 June (HL15866), whether they will now answer the question put; whether they have conducted a risk assessment for the proposed Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre; and if so, whether they will publish any such assessment.

Answered on

27 June 2019

Police Counter Terrorism Security Advisers have provided advice and guidance to the developers of the proposed Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre, regarding terrorist threats and their mitigation, as they do nationally for significant new buildings and refurbishments. It would not be appropriate to publish assessments of threats and their mitigation.

National Planning Policy in England requires the consideration of malicious risks to higher risk sites, and steps that can be taken to reduce vulnerability and increase resilience. Associated planning practice guidance provides greater detail on proportionate security measures, which are a central consideration to the planning and delivery of appropriate new developments and substantive retrofits.

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