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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:17 pm on 6th December 2016.

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Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 1:17 pm, 6th December 2016

The hon. Gentleman mentioned two organisations in his question—Tell MAMA and the CST—that are very effective and very valuable, and the Government are proud to support them in the work they do. There are many other such organisations. That highlights the fact that dealing with these issues requires lots of groups and stakeholders, including voluntary organisations, to come together.

The hon. Gentleman asked me to meet the Home Secretary. I assure him that I regularly discuss these issues with the Home Secretary; we have a mutual interest in them. He may be interested to know that very recently—just two or three weeks ago—the Home Secretary and I jointly chaired a hate crime action panel, to which we invited a number of groups, including the two he mentioned, to discuss what more we can do.