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Holocaust Memorial Day

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 3rd February 2011.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps the Government took to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2011; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Andrew Stunell Andrew Stunell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Communities and Local Government

Holocaust Memorial Day 2011 was marked at over 500 local events around the United Kingdom, as well as at the national commemoration in the Royal Horticultural Halls which the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, my right hon. Friend Mr Pickles addressed on behalf of the Government.

The Government supported the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust to organise the national commemoration and its associated educational programme, and to encourage local events. We have indicated that we will continue to meet the costs of Holocaust Memorial Day for a minimum of a further two years, during which time my Department will assist the trust to optimise its business model so that it is able to continue its crucial work in the most effective way possible.

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