Holocaust Memorial Day: Finance

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 16th July 2008.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on events to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day in each of the last five years.

Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Sport)

The Heritage Memorial Day Trust is responsible for the annual, national commemoration of Holocaust Memorial Day. This is not a Government initiative and, therefore, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has no budget for its promotion.

The trust raises awareness, informs and educates about the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance, especially to issues of racism, prejudice and discrimination. It prompts action in the UK in favour of diversity, equality and harmony between communities. We believe that it is important to learn the lessons of the past to build a better future.

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