Received: 19 July 2021
Our request is as follows:
Q1. Definition of antisemitism
Q1a. You informed us on 4th November 2019 that the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Definition of Antisemitism ('IHRA Definition') was adopted excluding its examples by Barnet Council on 31st January 2019.
I note from your website that the Council regulated adoption at their meeting on 20th October 2020 to adopt the full IHRA Definition including all of its examples.
Please confirm that this is correct and that the Council has now adopted the IHRA Definition in full, including all of its examples.
See antisemitism.org/definition for more information about the IHRA Definition and the IHRA statement on the integrality of the examples.
Q1b. Since adoption by the Council on 20th October 2020, please confirm if any motions amending or rejecting adoption have been passed or defeated by the Council?
Q1c If your answer to Q1b is yes, kindly confirm what was amended the date of amendment/rejection and a copy/working link to the motion/minutes amending or rejecting adoption.
Q2. Codes of Conduct
Q2a. Has the IHRA Definition been incorporated into the members' code of conduct?
Q2b. Has the IHRA Definition been incorporated into the officers' and employees' code of conduct and conditions of employment?
Q2c. If the person responsible for investigating or monitoring alleged breaches of the council's codes of conduct? Please provide their name, job title, e-mail address and direct telephone number.
Q3a Is the IHRA Definition used to define antisemitism for disciplinary purposes?
Q3b If not, how is antisemitism defined for disciplinary purposes?
Q3c. How many formal complaints of antisemitic conduct has the Council considered between 1st January 2020 and 31st December 2020 against members, officers or council employees?
Q3c. How many complaints resulted in disciplinary action?
Q3d. How many complaints resulted in no disciplinary action?
Q4. Equality, diversity & training
Q4a. Who is responsible for complying with Barnet Council's legal obligations in relation to equality and diversity? Please provide their name, job title, e-mail address and
direct telephone number.
Q4b. What training does Barnet Council provide to its members, officers and employees specifically on antisemitism as opposed to generally against all forms of discrimination prohibited under the Equality Act 2010?
Q4c. If such specific training on antisemitism is provided, is it conducted by the Council in-house or is it outsourced to a training provider?
Q4d. If such specific training on antisemitism is outsourced, which organisation(s) provide the training?
Q5. Prevent coordinator
Q5a. Who is Barnet Council's Prevent Coordinator? Please provide their name, job title, e-mail address and direct telephone number.
Outcome / Documents
- Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download