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France: Antisemitism

Volume 490: debated on Thursday 26 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on levels of anti-Semitism in France; and if he will make a statement. (263265)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) received reports of anti-Semitic incidents in France in January 2009, following the recent conflict in Gaza.

The FCO will continue to monitor anti-Semitic activity in France and other countries.

The Government are committed to tackling and reducing anti-Semitism. We have taken a number of measures to that effect, including supporting the victims of the Holocaust (including support for Holocaust memorial day) and, through our embassies overseas, supporting parliamentarians in other countries, in their efforts to tackle anti-Semitism in their home countries.