Universities: Antisemitism:Written question - 284245

Q
Asked by Ruth Jones
(Newport West)
Asked on: 02 September 2019
Department for Education
Universities: Antisemitism
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many universities have signed up to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's definition of antisemitism.
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Answered by: Gavin Williamson
Answered on: 09 September 2019

The government has urged all higher education providers (HEPs) to consider adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition. It is a useful tool which will help front-line services better understand and recognise instances of antisemitism. However, HEPs are autonomous organisations who are independent from the government. Each individual provider will decide if, and how they wish to implement the IHRA definition. The government does not gather this data.

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