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World War II: Education

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent in supporting education on the Holocaust in (a) schools and (b) the community in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. (132401)

I have been asked to reply.

Data on expenditure by schools to support education on the Holocaust are not collected centrally. However a grant of £3 million, administered by the Department, has been made to subsidise the Holocaust Educational Trust’s “Lessons from Auschwitz” programme between April 2006 and March 2008. The programme aims to achieve the participation of two post-16 students from every school and Sixth form college in visits to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Other Departments also fund activities relating to Holocaust education.