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Holocaust Memorial Day

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made on the arrangements for Holocaust Memorial Day 2009; and if she will make a statement. (235691)

The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust receives an annual grant from Communities and Local Government which will help it this year to organise both the 2009 national commemoration (to be held in Coventry) and a range of educational and cultural events.

The theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2009 is ‘Stand Up to Hatred’—examining what hatred means; how it can be enshrined in actions, language, propaganda and legislation; and how each of us can help make our communities stronger and safe. The choice of this particular theme will help to ensure that the 2009 commemoration and its supporting activities will make an important contribution to the Government’s work.