Universities: Racism - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:33 pm on 10th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Leigh of Hurley Lord Leigh of Hurley Conservative 3:33 pm, 10th July 2019

Yesterday, the United States special envoy on global anti-Semitism came to this House. He told us that global anti-Semitism has risen, in part due to anti-Semitism taking place on campus. The Jewish Leadership Council, of which I am vice-president, met the Minister, Chris Skidmore, a short while ago, and he wrote to every vice-chancellor asking them to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism. Despite that, Jewish students are still having to pay for security on campus. Has the Minister received a reply from the vice-chancellors, and what steps are being taken to ensure that all universities adopt this definition?