Baroness Uddin – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Baroness Uddin on 2015-10-22.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to Transport for London about ensuring that its staff are trained to deal with racial abuse, harassment and Islamophobia.

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

Government Ministers have regular meetings with the Mayor and Transport for London to discuss a variety of topics, with transport decision making in London being the primary responsibility of the Mayor, including making provision for ensuring the safety of passengers and staff.

The Government has also recently assured that all police forces will be specifically recording anti-Muslim hatred as a specific hate crime and this will be adopted into all thinking.

Our new Counter Extremism Strategy is also focused on dealing with all forms of hate crime and bigotry.