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Anti-Semitism

Volume 481: debated on Monday 20 October 2008

To ask the Solicitor-General what progress the Crown Prosecution Service has made on an action plan following its response to the All Party Parliamentary Inquiry into anti-Semitism. (228308)

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has written to the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on anti-Semitism with a copy of its anti-Semitic crime action plan. The plan sets out how the CPS will take the following action:

Provide prosecutors with better guidance to help them identify and refer appropriate cases to the CPS’ counter-terrorism division;

Ensure a proactive approach when working with the police so that the strongest possible cases are built;

Improve the level of support provided to victims of anti-Semitic crime, and encourage victims to support a prosecution; and

Increase and improve community engagement.