25 May 2010 (Press Release)
Government Minister Commits to Continuing Fight Against Antisemitism
The Government today confirmed the continuation of the Inter-Departmental Working Group on Antisemitism and the intention to report for a third time on progress in implementing the recommendations of the All-Party Inquiry into Antisemitism.
Andrew Stunell MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State made the comments whilst addressing a breakfast meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism attended by some 30 members of Parliament both old and new.
The inaugural election of officers was held and John Mann MP re-elected to serve as chairman of the All-Party Group. Other notable members include Matthew Offord the new member for Hendon, Tom Brake MP for the Lib Dems and Lady Sylvia Hermon MP – a newly independent member of Parliament from Northern Ireland. The full list of members can be found on the new website (WWW.ANTISEMITISM.ORG .UK) of the Parliamentary Committee Against Antisemitism – the charity that supports the work of the All-Party Group.
John Mann MP said: “I am delighted to have been re-elected and look forward to continuing our hard work. It is excellent that so many members old and new from all parties wish to play a part in our group”
Of the new website, Danny Stone, Director of the PCAA said: “I hope this website will become a resource for MPs, academics, the Jewish and wider community. I encourage everyone to log on and look-in.”
The Inter-Departmental Working Group on Antisemitism was established as a result of the 2006 All-Party report into antisemitism. It brings together civil servants from a number of Government departments to co-ordinate efforts in the fight against antisemitism.