Antisemitism:Written question - 1554

(East Renfrewshire)
Asked on: 28 June 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to tackle anti-Semitism.
Answered by: Mr Marcus Jones
Answered on: 05 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.

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