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Antisemitism

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 155005, tabled on 19 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the Community Security Trust's Antisemitic Incidents Report 2020.

Answered on

1 March 2021

Antisemitism has absolutely no place in our society, which is why we’ve taken a strong lead in tackling it in all its forms. Whilst the most recent figures from the Community Security Trust’s antisemitic incident report have shown an 8 per cent decrease, this government will not be complacent. Lord Mann has been asked to provide independent advice to the government on the most effective methods to tackle antisemitism, the Secretary of State has urged all local authorities to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism, and we are providing £14 million this year, and provided over £65 million to date, for the Protective Security Grant to protect Jewish schools and community buildings.