MPs launch inquiry into Holocaust education in schools

MPs launch inquiry into Holocaust education in schools

The education select committee has launched an inquiry into Holocaust education.

A spokesperson for the committee, now chaired by Conservative MP Neil Carmichael (pictured), has announced the inquiry will examine the quality of teaching about the Holocaust in schools and the impact of teaching the subject on young people.

The inquiry will also examine the “absence of teaching of other genocides”, training for teachers in Holocaust education and the implementation of recommendations made by the Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission.

The committee has called for written evidence to be submitted by November 6, and said that a single oral evidence session will be held this year.

Written submissions can be submitted to the committee via its web portal.