Tomorrow, the coalition Government is set to respond to the All-Party Inquiry into antisemitism for the first time. The landmark 2006 report of the All-Party Inquiry into Antisemitism drew a formal command paper from the then Labour Government which was followed up with a progress paper one year on. Now, responding overall for the third time, Government is to outline what progress has been made in implementing the original inquiry and the subsequent recommendations of international organisations.
This comes in the wake of the announcement by the Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP that Jewish schools will have security funded by the Government
The All-Party Group expects hate on the internet and antisemitism on campus to be two key areas identified as needing further attention, with Government’s actions detailed. A backbench committee debate on antisemitism is scheduled for 20 January 2011.
John Mann MP chair of the APPG against Antisemitism said: I am pleased that successive Governments have continued to take antisemitism seriously. I hope this report will validate our efforts but I will not rest in the campaign against this vile racism.
Danny Stone, Director of the PCAA Foundation which provides the secretariat to the APPG said: This report demonstrates that the programme for tackling antisemitism is embedded in the consciousness of Government and Parliamentarians. We will continue to work hard to ensure that it stays there.