Universities in the UK must do more to stamp out campus anti-Semitism, says a government minister.

In a letter to vice-chancellors, universities minister Chris Skidmore said it was “unjust” that some Jewish groups had been asked to pay up to £2,000 for their own event security.

He urged universities to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism.

The move comes amid ongoing concern about university free speech.

In February the government issued guidance for students and universities, setting out the legal rights and obligations to help protect lawful free speech on campus.

Mr Skidmore met Jewish students on Thursday to hear their concerns and experiences of campus anti-Semitism.

He said that expecting Jewish groups to fund their own security when they invite speakers on to

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