Antisemitism:Written question - 123016

Asked by Ian Paisley
(North Antrim)
Asked on: 16 January 2018
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment his Department has made of the level of antisemitism and Holocaust denial; and what steps his Department is taking to tackle antisemitism and Holocaust denial.
Answered by: Mrs Heather Wheeler
Answered on: 24 January 2018

We work closely with the Community Security Trust, the Police and the Home Office to tackle antisemitic incidents, which have no place in our communities.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government hosts the Antisemitism Working Group which brings together community representatives and officials from across Government to ensure a coordinated response to antisemitism, whether at home, abroad or online.

The UK was also the first country in the world to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's working definition of Antisemitism which is a useful tool in understanding how Antisemitism manifests itself in the 21st century.

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