On 31st March 2010, it was reported that Sir Gerald had refused to comment on his reported remarks in .
On 8th April 2010, it was reported that, although his fellow MP Martin Linton had apologised for comments he had made during the same meeting in , Sir Gerald had still not done so.
On 31st March 2011, it was reported that Sir Gerald had made a statement relating to his comments in , saying: “I regret if any remarks I made in the chamber caused offence. If they did, I apologise.”
On 29th October 2015, Campaign Against Antisemitism wrote to both the Opposition Chief Whip and the Labour Party Press Office to report Sir Gerald’s comments in . Additionally, CAA’s Chairman made a formal complaint (which must be made in a personal capacity under Parliamentary rules) to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
On 2nd November 2015, it was reported that the Opposition Chief Whip had agreed to meet with Sir Gerald, but had refused to say whether this was part of a formal disciplinary process. The only response to have been received at that time from the Labour Party was the observation that: “The views as reported, do not reflect the views of The Labour Party.”
On 3rd November 2015, it was reported that Jeremy Corbyn had condemned Sir Gerald’s remarks, calling them “unacceptable and deeply regrettable”. It was further reported that eight Labour MPs had signed a letter demanding that formal disciplinary proceedings be instigated against Sir Gerald, and describing his remarks as “unacceptable, untrue and discriminatory.”
On 10th November 2015, it was reported that the Opposition Chief Whip and Jeremy Corbyn had written to Jewish community groups expressing the hope that Sir Gerald would apologise for his comments. There is no record of an apology ever having been made.
Sir Gerald died on 26th February 2017. There remains no evidence of his having been disciplined by the Labour Party.
It should be noted that, notwithstanding his apparent belief that being Jewish permitted him to make such comments — as shown in his statement in : “I’ll tell you because I can tell you in a way which perhaps nobody else in this room can tell you” — neither being born Jewish nor being a practising Jew changes the nature or effects of statements that manifestly and objectively disseminate antisemitic discourse, as is demonstrably the case with Sir Gerald.